As a young law graduate in Sialkot (now in Pakistan), Kuldip Nayar witnessed at first hand the collapse of trust between Hindus and Muslims who were living. Read Beyond the Lines by Kuldip Nayar by Kuldip Nayar by Kuldip Nayar for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Autobiography of an Indian journalist, author, diplomat and parliamentarian.

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In fact, Kuldip had said in an interview that his initial manuscript was pages but had to be trimmed down. Nayar has watched the system from close quarters and gives an indepth account of happenings after the independece. But then that’s ok as Nayar makes it amply clear that it is the history of Modern India that he is going to share from his perspective – his perspective from being right in the center of power circles!

Feb 17, Pramod rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Kuldip Nayar is a veteran journalist, and an accomplished columnist without doubt. India’s premier journalist at his best. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The history of modern India as witnessed by a Punjabi Hindu refuge from Sialkot Pakistan now based out of Delhi. Dec 21, Shadin Pranto rated it it was amazing. And i do agree with him when he says “Optimism is a moral responsibility”. He claims that PVN had sat down for a puja at his house when fundamentalists began demolishing Babri Masjid and he got up from the puja ths after it was completely demolished. Sep 11, Kamil Hayat rated it really liked it.

Not sure why the publishers have called this an autobiography – memoir would have been a better description. Jul 12, Siddhant marked it as to-read Shelves: Still, with all its faults, BTL serves the purpose of offering an inside perspective on some of the most tumultous years in Indian history. Lists with This Book. A good kulrip which tells inside story of the working of Indian political system. Want to Read saving….


Beyond The Lines – By Kuldip Nayar – Guruprasad’s Portal

He also conveys the power of his influence on various decisions made, but kulfip the same time attempts to take a humble stance that he wasn’t an influencer. Hardcoverpages.

There are specially two chapters from the book which are congizable in my opinion. Nehru wrote to everyone personally asking for the help against china’s intrusion in indian territory but literally no one was stand Except president of Egypt with us agianst China. Some of the narrations seems to be based on his hearsay from others. As a nation-state India has been very young, so such thoughts of cultural yearnings are but natural. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Though, after reading the book, i have a very pessimistic view on Indian politics and its foreign relations, Mr Nayar has put an extra effort to give the book an optimistic tint.

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Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography

Refresh and try again. Rifts and competition among founding fathers of India. More of memoirs than an autobiography. A fairly comprehensive coverage of Indian politics across linss decades Trivia About Beyond the Lines Mr Kuldeep Nayar’s epic book is immensely readable due to the multitudes of anecdotes he shares of famous people Teh, Shastri, Indira, Vajpayee, Gujral, Ayub Khan, Bhutto, Muzib all in first hand accounts.

Salute to His so eventful life. Having watched the political drama in very close quarters he comes out with many nuggets hitherto unknown. As a journalist nayar sahib has taken up political dimensions of his past which shaped the present institutions of the countryas a matter of fact that shaped lives of millions of people.


The book seems more like a newspaper report the author is a newsman after all. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. An informative account of early beyohd of India. Mosam Shah rated it really liked it Jul 02, It might come across as a bit boring to we-need-sensationalism-or-atleast-judgements generation, but thw anyone wanting to see political history of Modern India as a simple collection of memories and then let his own judgement run, this is going to be a very satisfying read.

A good walkthru history Author has penned down his experiences as his professional career advanced, with some of his insider experiences and his views – which u may or may not agree with.

From his perilous journey to a new country and to his first job as a young journali Nayzr a young law graduate in Sialkot now in PakistanKuldip Nayar witnessed at first hand the collapse of trust between Hindus and Muslims who were living together for generations, and like multitude of population he was forced to migrate to Delhi across the blood-stained plains of Punjab.

Vallabh bhai Patel to Jawaharlal Nehru inafter the china’s encroachment over Tibet.

Nayar’s affiliations, you will not find anything on the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. Regardless of his biases, the book is an eye-opener of sorts if you intend to know the inner workings of our government.

Jul 11, Sushant Jha rated it it was amazing. The narrations are neatly organized in the form of chapters and are independent of each other so that you can pick any chapter to begin with.