In the last six years that Narendra Modi has been in power, a handful of India’s finest political commentators and close BJP watchers have tried decoding the man that the world is watching, using strands from his speeches, his silences and his mannerisms. They have endeavoured to find out what his vision, or lack of it, holds for the future of the country and the 125 crore people he often refers to in his public addresses.
How different is he as a prime minister when one places him alongside the other man to occupy the chair from the Bharatiya Janata Party, Atal Bihari Vajpayee?
In conversations with The Wire between July 2018 and February, 2020, three of India’s top political commentators – Arun Shourie, Ramachandra Guha and Tavleen Singh – have engaged in detail with Modi’s persona, personal and political.…
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