Foreword Raghav Bahl , Founder - Network 18
The people of India have voted decisively to give Narendra Modi the job he coveted. He has a free hand to unite Indians in joint endeavour for national greatness and forge a social compact based on citizenship and not on identity.
This book is a non-judgemental look at Modi from the viewpoint of the liberal Indian. It examines his economic stewardship of Gujarat and philosophy of governance. Modi has an opportunity to create economic conditions for people to pursue dignified livelihoods rather than depend on the state for jobs and doles. Hopefully Modi will take everybody along and also reshape the BJP as a liberal, right-of-centre party.
Vivian Fernandes has been a journalist for thirty years. For the first ten years he was with publications like The Hindustan Times, the Observer, and India Today. The rest he spent in business news practice at the Network 18 group which is known for its pioneering retail investor service. He has been taking a keen interest in economic policy and governance and has been a regular visitor to Gujarat since 2008.has been a journalist for over 30 years with Hindustan Times, India Today and Network 18.
"The Modi phenomenon is one of the more fascinating aspects of contemporary Indian politics. By focusing on the political economy of Gujarat and the leadership style of Modi, Vivian unravels the key elements in his rise to the position of Prime Minister. This book is timely and relevant..." — Rajdeep Sardesai
"This book is refreshing change from most of the books in the market as it recognizes Modi's leadership and parts where he was not much successful without being biased." — Organiser