‘If the 2014 elections changed India, 2019 might well have defined what “new India” is likely to be all about.’
On 23 May 2019, when the results to the general elections were announced, Narendra Modi and the BJP-led NDA coalition was voted back to power with an overwhelming majority. To some, the numbers of Modi’s victory came as something of a surprise; for some, the BJP’s triumph was a vindication of their belief in the government and its policies. But irrespective of one’s political standpoint, one thing was beyond dispute: this was a defining verdict, one that must be understood and discussed with intelligence and without bias.
Rajdeep Sardesai’s new book, 2019: The Modi Election, will do just that. Sardesai will take readers through the excitement of the various twists and turns that have taken place over the last five years, which led to the 2019 election results.
As Rajdeep says, If the 2014 elections changed India, 2019 might well have defined what ‘new India’ is likely to be all about. 2019: The Modi Election will take a fascinating look at that story, which is still developing.
I am delighted to be writing 2019: The Modi Election, which will be published by HarperCollins later this year. We are living through momentous times and I do believe we need to try and make sense of the rapidly changing India, its politics and its newsmakers. The 2019 elections, much like the 2014 elections, has seen a landmark verdict, one that deserves to be reported and analysed in a free and fair manner. I look forward to working closely with the team at HarperCollins in bringing this remarkable story to readers.
– Rajdeep Sardesai
We at HarperCollins India are absolutely thrilled to announce that we will be publishing Rajdeep Sardesai’s new book, 2019: The Modi Election, in November this year. Rajdeep is one of the most astute and perceptive commentators we have on the whats, whys, hows and wherefores of politics today, and I can guarantee that 2019: The Modi Election is going to be an immensely entertaining, eye-opening read. We can hardly wait to publish what is going to be a defining book for our times.
– Udayan Mitra, Publisher – Literary
About the Author:
Rajdeep Sardesai is a senior journalist with the India Today group. He was recently awarded the prestigious Prem Bhatia Award for outstanding political reporting on the 2019 elections. He is the author of several books, including a best-selling analysis of the 2014 elections.