The Red Sari (El sari rojo), which is a dramatized version of Sonia Gandhi’s life, ran into some controversy in India. Javier Moro’s Spanish and Italian publishers. Javier Moro. Synopsis: In Sonia Maino, a 19 year old Italian student, meets a young Indian man named Rajiv Gandhi. She is the daughter of a humble. En , Sonia Maino, una estudiante italiana de 19 años, conoce en Cambridge a un joven indio llamado Rajiv Gandhi. Ella es hija de una familia humilde de.

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El sari rojo

Naturally, then, I was curious to know what had led to the ban. Funny how notoriety gives you instant fame, while building reputations on a considered work like the book on Bhopal is the luck of the draw. Preview — El sari rojo by Javier Moro. And if the party breaks up, it is very likely that the whole country will fall to pieces.

He raises the ridiculous argument that the train at Godhra, Gujarat caught fire from an explosion of a gas cylinder kept inside roji. I must confess that I am not really very familiar with the concept of ‘fictional biography’, but if it is a genre which over simplifies historical events to the extent of providing an alternate narrative which is overly ajvier to the so called ‘first family’, I dont think it is something I can appreciate well.

I really enjoyed it!! The riots are described in detail, and a wholly one-sided version.

Book Review: ‘The Red Sari’ by Javier Moro – Livemint

Johnson had asked him how Indira would like to be addressed “Let him call me whatever he wants Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The book has no reference to Kargil that was a turning point for the Vajpayee regime that effectively ensured that Congress sit in javiier for five more years.


The storyline is a lot based on these emotions, so in the end, it feels rather artificial and a little too much pathos. The logic remains as inexplicable as the implosion of the Congress party in the 16th general election under Rahul Gandhi.

The title alludes to the red sari which was spun by Jawaharlal Nehru in prison that was worn by his wife Kamala during the time of their marriage. I don’t understand why Sonia Gandhi is said to have sued the author, because it treats her story and that of her family in a very real, sympathetic and believable way. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. The root cause of such faulty analysis is the lack of exposure to the Indian spirit, that only a very few foreign writers like William Dalrymple has understood well.

Return to Book Page. A fictional conversation of what likely went on at significant moments in the Gandhi family saga only whets the appetite. Most of the other politicians mostly seemed clueless when it came to governing India.

Personajes cuidadosamente descritos logran quedarse en la memoria. Moro is not quite up to it, but shows hints of a very promising career.

Who guarantees the values that enable all the different communities to live together in peace? Sep 30, Lisa B.

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Premio Planeta volumen independiente Spanish Edition. Whatever your political leaning, this book will insult your intelligence! It is an open question whether Moro offers Sonia any favour when he asserts that her decision to assume party responsibilities herself and her acquiescence to her husband becoming the prime minister of India was dictated by the hope of getting more police protection on the face of threats the family was running.

And then, there are books like this that are a rojjo of sarii. Obra bien escrita, con buen pulso, que hace amena la lectura.


But more importantly, do we care? I always was keen to understand about the tough life Sonia Gandhi had to lead and this book gives a good sense of that. And you know how some of the former prime ministers of India, like Charan Singh, Chandra Sekhar or Deve Gowda would have behaved in similar circumstances.

To foreigners, all this would be new—and I suspect that this was the original target audience. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Renunciation is a virtue and it is infinitely so, when what you are renouncing is the most sought after position in a country. An absolutely brilliant book to read about Sonia Nehru-Gandhi and the loss of her beloved husband Rajiv who was the Prime Minister of India and how his name rljo on the list of a dozen terrorists, how after the loss of him she had to deal with the pomp and circumstance that befits a Prime minister, takes you back to her lifetime when she met Rajiv, how she herself was a catholic italian and changed her religion for both him and the people of India who respected rjo.

Lost in translation In India Javier Moro has two claims to fame. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. As I started reading the book, I realized that the author has put in tremendous efforts to narrate a fascinating tale.