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Bureaucrat back with new book

india Updated: Dec 08, 2007 00:48 IST
Bureaucrat back with new book

Adding to his reputation as a controversial author, retired bureaucrat Maloy Krishna Dhar has come out with a new book that has characters resembling real life ones and incidents of a “happening history”.

We the people of India: The story of gangland democracy, published by New Delhi-based Vitasta Publishing, could well be a new genre of reality political novel. With the Indian political theatre in the backdrop, the narrative spins a tale on the complex and unbelievable private world of power hungry politicians who manipulates the systems of governance for personal gains.

“There is no politics being conducted now — there is only ‘moneytics’,” Dhar said at the release function. George Fernandes, who released the book, concurred, “Democracy has been taken to a point where nothing else can happen. Politics has ceased to be politics. Politics is money now.”

The former Intelligence Bureau officer also authored the bestseller Open Secrets — India’s Intelligence Unveiled.