It is a year since H.Y.Sharada Prasad passed away. He did not write a book on his time at the prime minister's office, but he did keep notes that bear testimony to a rare integration of the public and private persona of an individual.
I only knew him as a very evolved and empathetic human being who was willing to talk and listen to a young man. I was neither his contemporary nor colleague. But in his own plain words I was a "new friend" who had in some ways become "family" over th
Long back, one Sir Frederick Upcott had proclaimed his readiness to
eat every pound of steel rails that Jamsetji Tata could produce. That
was then. Tatas acquiring Corus proclaims the end of Europe's economic
domination of the world.
Published 22 years after his death, it discloses no secrets, washes no dirty linen, and breaks no idols. Not a participant's account, but a scholarly narrative of the dealings of the Congress in the 1920s-1940s.