Editorial Reviews. Review. Very nice and interesting Book with complete Biography of Mayawati. Some Important fellows from Maharashtra which are not . In the third edition of his biography of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) BSP in power) were both titled, Behenji: A Political Biography of Mayawati. The book is a political biography of one of India’s most intruiging and interesting politicians – Mayawati who is also known as “Behenji” (Respected sister).

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Jul 24, Arvind poliitcal it liked it Shelves: Not a hagiography but a far from critical account of Mayawati and her political career.

But, the good part ends here. Ajoy Bose has done a superb job in narrating an unbiased version of the rise and fall and may be rise again of Mayawati.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Behenji by Ajoy Bose. On the hindsightit would be interesting to know how the author would interpret her stint as CM and and BSP’s unfortunate show in Perhaps he is waiting to see how unfolds. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot.

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Understandably given the restricted access and the well know aversion to media interaction of the subject, not many real insights into the personality or biography of the individual in question; but still a valuable contribution to the still under-researched and under-published area of Dalit studies and Dalit politics esp in English.


Not only has she been the chief minister four times, but she has done so by overturning the established electoral traditions of a state that virtually invented modern Indian politics.

The title should be “Behenji: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Get to Know Us. Since then, the BSP has suffered two more major electoral reverses, in the general elections of and the U. Jan 25, Anuradha Goyal rated it liked it. In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Visit our Help Pages.

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See all 6 reviews. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The book under review, renamed Behenji: Related Topics Books Reviews political books. The Making of Babasaheb and the Dalit Movement. It charts out how Mayawati and Kanshi Ram have achieved an almost impossible dream by their sheer pragmatism and unique brand of politics. The book is well written, easy to understand chronological order. Otherwise it is a feeble attempt to glorify Mayawati as a cerebral and rational leader.

Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. See all free Kindle reading apps. Fairly hagiographic biography of Mayawayi, but nevertheless interesting and filled with useful information on both Mayawati’s progress personally but also the BSP’s achievements in mobilizing more than just Dalit support. Not just that, the BSP continues to be the most formidable Biogrxphy political party.


To ask other readers questions about Behenjiplease sign up. February 03, Review Very nice and politicl Book with complete Biography of Mayawati.

This book gives a very detailed account of Mayawati’s life in the last 15 years or so. Bose in his narration garners sort of affection and intelligentsia towards Mayawati which I highly suspect is due to Mayawati being his research subject for years.

Printable version Jan 1, 5: Jul 27, Rajesh Akinapalli rated it really liked it. Smita Roy rated it really liked it May 10, Return to Book Page. Eminent journalist Ajoy Bose brings his in-depth experience of covering Indian politics for over three decades to this pioneering political biography of Mayawati.

Books by Ajoy Bose. For every wrong committed by her, the author makes a justification saying the previous government also did it.

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It is a critique and addresses both the sides of coin. He is at present a senior political columnist and television commentator, published in leading newspapers and magazines in India and abroad and appearing on major channels. May behenj, readerswords rated it it was amazing Shelves: