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Living Politics

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Nexus Library, volume V, bilingual hardcover edition

Sonia Gandhi rapidly grew into a charismatic political leader and is universally praised for her moral and political courage. In a most inspiring lecture, Sonia Gandhi, widow of the murdered prime minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi, speaks about her commitment to the future of India. She manages to bridge the gap between ethnical, religious and cultural barriers in order to share her strong sense of justice and her belief in human dignity. Sonia Gandhi represents a voice of hope, worthy of her family name.

“Like Rembrandt’s, this is a story of light and darkness, of mystery and the hidden hand of Destiny. Like Van Gogh’s, it is also a story of inner struggle and torment, a story of how the experience of loss can impart a deeper meaning to life.”

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Sonia Gandhi

Italy, 1946
Sonia Gandhi is an Indian politician and the widow of Rajiv Gandhi, the Indian prime minister who was murdered in 1991. She followed in the footsteps of her husband in becoming leader of the Congress Party in 1998, which was then struggling in the aftermath of several scandals. Under Sonia Gandhi's leadership, the party achieved great victories in 2004 and 2009. Instead of herself accepting the post of prime minister, she put forward Manmohan Singh. As president of the Congress Party and leader of the current coalition, Sonia Gandhi is considered one of the world's most influential people.