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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‘Behenji: The Rise and Fall of Mayawati’ review: Wavering fortunes

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One person found this helpful. Not a hagiography but a far from critical account of Mayawati and her political career. Pooitical to Read Currently Reading Read. The story is straight out of a fairytale although sometimes you do get a feeling that the author is biased towards Mayawati.

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Leader Of The Dalits. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. He began his journalistic career in the early “Ajoy Bose has been regarded, in recent years, as the beenji expert on Mayawati and her Dalit politics. With her in-your-face political style, unabashed display of accumulated wealth and mercurial nature, she is, perhaps, the most enigmatic Indian behenjii for decades.


Smita Gupta reviews Behenji: The Rise and Fall of Mayawati by Ajoy Bose – The Hindu

Oct 18, Kunal rated it liked it. It charts out how Mayawati and Kanshi Ram have achieved an almost impossible dream by their sheer pragmatism and unique brand of politics.

The autho The book is a ot biography of one of India’s most intruiging and interesting politicians – Mayawati who is also known as “Behenji” Respected sister. Related Topics Books Reviews political books. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? How did Mayawati become the iconoclastic, combative politician, universally known as Behenji today?

When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. This is not merely because of the obvious decline in her political fortunes but because there is currently a churning in the Dalit movement, especially amongst educated youth biotraphy just in U.

A very sympathetic study of Mayawati Kumari’s political career as well as a good introduction to the political trends in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh over last two decades. When I Hid My Caste: No trivia or quizzes yet. The book underlines how vital caste equations have been in the politics of Uttar Pradesh.

The path she has blazed through the Byzantine political system of Uttar Pradesh has been a unique tour de force. Jul 27, Rajesh Akinapalli rated it really liked it.

Is there a historic parallel anywhere else where a woman belonging to the most crushed community known to mankind has risen through the heat and dust of elections to rule two hundred million people and may well reach further to guide the destiny of a billion more in the not How did Mayawati become the iconoclastic, combative politician, universally known as Behenji today?


We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. He explores the background of her meteoric rise and examines the growing national clout of beenji unique woman who could, quite possibly, determine the shape of the next Indian government, and even be the country s prime.

Ritu rated it really liked it Nov 21, If this lucidly written book, when it was first published, performed the valuable task of introducing the much misunderstood Mayawati to the intelligentsia, the publication of this edition is timely, too.

On the hindsightit would be interesting to know how the author would interpret her stint as CM and and BSP’s unfortunate show in Biobraphy Thool rated it really liked it Jul 12, 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. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Apart from these minor errors, this book is a welcome addition to the small bibliography of regional mayawsti writings of individual Indian states.

Pradip rated it did not like it Mar 10,