Written by Devapriya Roy and illustrated by Priya Kuriyan
This biography tells two parallel stories. The first is that of a young Indira Thapa, a student in a Delhi government school who is assigned an essay around her namesake, and in the process befriends an artist trying to reimagine Indira Gandhi. The other is the life and times of Indira Gandhi, from the circumstances of her birth and her coming of age to her long political career and tragic end. The book uses a combination of fiction, fact and image to draw a portrait of India in the twentieth century.
Context Publishing, 166 pages, Rs 599