Updated: Sep 22, 2021
A Conversation with Shakti Sinha.
Shakti Sinha was private secretary to the late Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He saw first-hand the creation of history as Vajpayee transformed the course of Indian history by successfully leading a government in the late 1990s headed by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), winning a war with Pakistan, and reimagining India's ties with America. In an astute new book, Vajpayee: The Years That Changed India (Penguin Random House), Sinha shows what made Vajpayee take decisions whose reverberations are felt across Indian politics. He speaks to New World Order co-founder, and historian, Hindol Sengupta.