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Tuesday, 25-September-2018


Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend, is different from the run of the mill books on him due to the quality of its content and production

It was the vision of Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, renowned Sociologist and Founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement, to chronicle the life and times of Shri Narendra Modi in a manner that would motivate the coming generations. For this, he built and led a dedicated team—comprising Colonel (Retd.) Jaibans Singh and several assisting researchers, writers, designers, publishers and producers—which worked hard and with utmost dedication to produce the pictorial biography Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend. 
This pictorial biography presents an inspiring and compelling account of Modi from his early days to the present, bringing alive his early initiation as a Swayamsevak dedicated to the nation, his rise as a popular leader and his acceptance of political responsibilities as part of the Bharatiya Janata Party, his selfless and dedicated service as Chief Minister of Gujarat, and finally, his amazing emergence as Prime Minister of India and a charismatic world leader who is rewriting the history of India and humanity through his inspiring vision and commitment. 
Of course, being one of longest serving chief ministers of Gujarat and then being the most powerful Prime Minister, the country has had, a major part of the book is devoted to his electoral journey and then his actions as Prime Minister and its impact on India as well on the world politics and economy. But, what makes the book stand out from innumerable books written on Modi during past 3-4 years, is the quality – both of its content as well as production. 
The book has some memorable and rare photographs of Mr Modi – right from his childhood days to being the Prime Minister of India. These include his photos as an NCC cadet in the school, taking part in a school play, in RSS uniform, disguised as a Sikh during the emergency. There are also glimpses of his political journey – being part of Ekta Yatra taken out by then BJP chief Murli Manohar Joshi to unfurl national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, to being the constant companion of then BJP chief Lal Krishna Advani during the Swarna Jayanti Yatra. 
It carries excerpts of some speeches made by Mr Modi from time to time, especially on some special occasions like his first address as Prime Minister from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day on August 15, 2014. The book also has excerpts of the comments made by the world leaders about Modi.