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

Kuldip Nayar is a veteran journalist, and an accomplished columnist without doubt. Books by Kuldip Nayar. This book is a must read for anyone who is curious about the factors that shaped India’s political scenario from the time of independence to the present day. Sep 06, Peter Adam rated it really liked it.

Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography

I was keen to pick up the book after having earlier read scoop by the same author. To ask other readers questions about Beyond the Linesplease sign up. A good book which tells inside story of the working of Indian political system.

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! There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Their initial idealism begins to diminish within a few years of service and they gradually become part ouldip the furniture. Nayar’s writing is pedestrian. Libin Jacob rated it it was ok Oct 22, Jul 13, Siddhartha rated it it was amazing.

If we are able to relate this events with current situation we will understand that the Hindi Was never our National language. It might come across as a bit boring to we-need-sensationalism-or-atleast-judgements generation, but for 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 s More of memoirs than an autobiography.


Feb 17, Pramod rated it it was amazing. For example, although he was arrested during emergency for 3 months without reasonjailed in a dirty prison, and had bashed Indira in his weekly articles, he felt that the nation would have become much stronger, had the emergency lasted for another year or two. Apr 19, waqar ahmad rated it liked it. A fairly comprehensive coverage of Indian politics across 5 decades Mosam Shah rated it really liked it Jul 02, Wish the author had written more about the other parts of India too!

Oct 15, Anuj Singh rated it really liked it. This a a no nonsense account of events in Mr. No trivia or quizzes yet. The parts relating to the Partition and the Nehru-Shastri-Indira era are interesting. Aug 29, Stalin rated it really liked it. The more I read this biography the more I was convinced about the un A fairly comprehensive coverage of Indian politics across 5 decades He is a self-proclaimed pro-Kashmiri, pro-Muslim writer.


Since he was close to the establishment during the 90s you would expect him to write something about that too, nada, you will find a mention of the Kashmir Pandits somewhere at the end of the book. An Autobiography by Kuldip Nayar.

Anecdotes of young M. 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.

May 11, Ravinder rated it really liked it Shelves: Still, with Not sure why the publishers have called this an autobiography – memoir would have been a better description. A very good resource for anyone interested in the history of India of the first thirty years post independence.


A must read for all who have even slight interest in modern Indian history. From his perilous journey to a new country and to his first job as a young journali As 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.

Nayar retracted that part after the controversy erupted. Second chapter is about the Notorious and humiliating defeat of our nation in Indo- Sino war of Dec 09, Anil Swarup rated it really liked it.

Sep 11, Kamil Hayat rated it really liked it. 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. Many of the insights he shares with the reader are unique and a testament to his relationships with politicians of all hues.

Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography by Kuldip Nayar

Still, with all its faults, BTL serves the purpose hhe offering an inside perspective on some of the most tumultous years in Indian history. Recommended by Sunday Magzine. It is totally worth reading the book, but with a pinch of salt. Deserved to have been edited better. And i do agree with him when he says “Optimism is a moral responsibility”.

True to his work and the s surroundings he has seen and felt.