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Agyeya and His Contradictions

Writer, Rebel, Soldier, Lover: The Many Lives of Agyeya by Akshaya Mukul, New Delhi: Penguin Random House, 2022; pp xxiii + 779, `999.

Biographies have always garnered a huge readership internationally. In contrast, biographies make up a small portion of the Indian publishing market. However, this trend is seeing a sharp shift. In the last decade or so, the Indian reading public has steadily warmed up to good biographies. Seeing this trend, even serious academicians who till yesteryears took a bleak view of the genre have now jumped into the fray. Akshaya Mukul, with his previous book on the Gita Press, a bulky book on Agyeya now, and a forthcoming volume on Jayaprakash Narayan, has emerged as a definite icon of this genre in India. 

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Published On : 22nd Mar, 2024

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