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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A must read for all who have even slight interest in modern Indian history. In this letter patel had clearly exhibited his worries about the Incurion of ChinaImportance of Tibet as Buffer State and future threats from china. The parts relating to the Partition and the Nxyar era are interesting. Deserved to have been edited better.

It is totally worth reading the book, but with a pinch of salt.

It might come across linez 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. Personally, I felt a page book or two volumes linew page each would have been justified, due to the fact that being a Journalist who was popular for his scoops, he might have more insights to share.

Libin Jacob rated it it was ok Oct 22, First is about the Naar a famous debate about the Hindi whether it should be a ‘National’? A very good book for readers interested in Indian history post independence.


Nayar has watched the system from close quarters and gives an indepth account of happenings after the independece.

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Rifts nayarr competition among founding fathers of India. May 11, Ravinder rated it really liked it Shelves: More of memoirs than an autobiography. Aug 29, Stalin rated it really liked it. Apart from presentation of facts, he has also reflected upon those events and presented his opinions, majority of them being objective, and some being subjective which might not go down well with fundamentalistsnevertheless insightful, because he had witnessed them first hand and his opinions are in the context of prevailing conditions.

Aug 24, Srinidhi Ng rated it liked it. In this chapter ,author specially reports about the happenings took place in the meetings of parliamentary committee, their conclusions ,Language Bill, pressure from north indians for imposer of Hindi as principal language all over the Nation. At times, one feels one’s going through someone’s personal diary.

Apr 07, Rahul Mittal rated it really liked it. Husain peddling his art work from door to door on his bicycle and Kuldip refusing to buy a painting from Husain inspite of a huge discount offered by Husain, anecdotes of how Nehru spent an hour in the parliament discussing about ways to ensure smooth traffic during VIP visits because Edwina was stuck in a traffic jam the previous day, and many such anecdotes.

The book is let down by too serious nayaf tone.

Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography

See 1 question about Beyond the Lines…. Quotes from Beyond the Lines Oct 15, Anuj Singh rated it really liked it.


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Lucid,frank and straight from the heart. There is no point lins the book i felt bored. Nayar retracted that part after the controversy erupted. Salute to His so eventful life.

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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. Recommended by Sunday Magzine. To me, the best part was the Annexures.

Wish the author had written more about the other parts of India too! In this chapter ,author specially reports about the happen kukdip Nayar ,veteran journalist From India, who have witnessed the every subtle event since independance.

In this Chapter author has used his personal Diary’s notes as a references to narrate the incidents from 7 September when china first time crossed the MacMohan Line to 4 May He is a self-proclaimed pro-Kashmiri, pro-Muslim writer.

Dec 21, Shadin Pranto rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What a journey it has been for this man!! Anecdotes of young M.