Read The War Ministry by Krishan Partap Singh Online

the-war-ministry

Bharat News Ticker: Prime Minister Azim Khan takes office, becomes first Muslim to lead India... Pakistan rejects peace talks after hostilities end in Indo-Pak war... Unconfirmed reports suggest Deputy Prime Minister Karan Nehru's disenchantment with PMO...Tensions with China escalate, as India is accused by Beijing of 'sheltering Tibetan extremists and abetting instabilitBharat News Ticker: Prime Minister Azim Khan takes office, becomes first Muslim to lead India... Pakistan rejects peace talks after hostilities end in Indo-Pak war... Unconfirmed reports suggest Deputy Prime Minister Karan Nehru's disenchantment with PMO...Tensions with China escalate, as India is accused by Beijing of 'sheltering Tibetan extremists and abetting instability in Tibet'... Ulema leaders ask PM to cater to Muslim interests or face backlash... US presidential candidates debate South Asian crisis... Opposition parties prepare for the possible fallout from a Khan-Nehru split...Assuming power in the messy aftermath of a war with Pakistan, and mounting hostility with a belligerent China, Azim Khan inherits an India in crisis. Heading a shaky coalition, his leadership is questioned at every turn - most visibly by Deputy PM Karan Nehru, his once-best friend and, more insidiously, by other scheming detractors hidden within his government. India's first Muslim PM must earn the trust of the Indian people in his leadership and prove he is the man with the ability to heal the wounds of the past and chart a path to a united and bold future for the nation.Buffeted by history, conflicted by ideology, and curbed by his own limitations, Azim and his team of idealists face the ultimate test. Will they succeed?The concluding volume of the bestselling Raisina Series, The War Ministry is a gripping account of the complex day-to-day functioning of a prime minister and his office....

Title : The War Ministry
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9789350095133
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 440 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

The War Ministry Reviews

  • Anand Rao
    2019-04-13 09:32

    The War Ministry is the third book in Krishan Partap Singh's Raisina Series trilogy and, in my opinion, the best of the three books.The first two books in the series were Young Turks and Delhi Durbar, although it is The War Ministry that begins from where Young Turks left off.The author has managed to make improbable events (read it yourselves - don't want to play spoilsport :-)) seem plausible with a combination of a tight plot, an accurate and in-depth description of the facts woven into the story-line, and amazingly well fleshed out characters.The War Ministry provides a fascinating glimpse into the workings of the Indian Central Government ministries (especially the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Defence), the Indian armed forces leadership, the Indian intelligence agencies, and the office of the National Security Advisor.Over all, the Raisina Series is a very good read.Krishan Pratap Singh has, in my opinion, the ability to make the Indian political fiction genre his own.

  • VaultOfBooks
    2019-04-13 05:30

    By Krishan Pratap Singh.#3 in The Raisina Hill Series. Grade AHow do you escape the Literary Threequel Curse? How do you meet the expectations of those readers who want to read something better than what already is a masterpiece? The War Ministry of Krishan Pratap Singh takes all these questions, buries them under the Raisina Hill, and kills them forever. EPIC! is an understatement for this trilogy.Bharat News Ticker: Prime Minister Azim Khan takes office, becomes first Muslim to lead India… Pakistan rejects peace talks after hostilities end in Indo-Pak war… Unconfirmed reports suggest Deputy Prime Minister Karan Nehru’s disenchantment with PMO…Tensions with China escalate, as India is accused by Beijing of ‘sheltering Tibetan extremists and abetting instability in Tibet’… Ulema leaders ask PM to cater to Muslim interests or face backlash… US presidential candidates debate South Asian crisis… Opposition parties prepare for the possible fallout from a Khan-Nehru split…The War MinistryAssuming power in the messy aftermath of a war with Pakistan, and mounting hostility with a belligerent China, Azim Khan inherits an India in crisis. Heading a shaky coalition, his leadership is questioned at every turn – most visibly by Deputy PM Karan Nehru, his once-best friend and, more insidiously, by other scheming detractors hidden within his government. India’s first Muslim PM must earn the trust of the Indian people in his leadership and prove he is the man with the ability to heal the wounds of the past and chart a path to a united and bold future for the nation.Buffeted by history, conflicted by ideology, and curbed by his own limitations, Azim and his team of idealists face the ultimate test.Will they succeed?The concluding volume of the bestselling Raisina Series, The War Ministry is a gripping account of the complex day-to-day functioning of a prime minister and his office.Those who haven’t read the first two of the trilogy (Delhi Durbar and Young Turks) should rush to the bookstores. KP Singh’s accurate and in-depth description of the facts has churned out what can be deemed as India’s best political fiction series. He has made the first two parts transcend from mere books to an experience. If KP Singh hadn’t served a perfectly fitting last installment, he was going to be in serious trouble. Luckily, I have the pleasure to report that you’re not going to be disappointed.Wipe those tears away now, it’s all going to be okay. The story starts from where Young Turks ends. A bit of a look into the last book and then the readers are introduced to the ludicrousness of the astounding events waiting to be unfolded.The story takes a particularly self-aware approach to alternate possibilities – India has defeated Pakistan in war. India has its first Muslim Prime Minister – Azim Khan. Azim khan and Karan Nehru are old friends (and geometrically opposite). Everything is very simple and clear in the beginning. But then things begin to become complex, the mist fades and masks begin to slip off. And you are not really sure what lies next, even if a moment ago you were so confident you knew what was going to happen.So what is this book about? I wish it were easy to tell in one smartly constructed sentence. There is no better word to describe The War Ministry than ‘politics’. Pure politics. But wait, actually add to that ‘religion’, throw in a bit of ‘media’ and wrap it up with a dash of ‘friend-turn-foe’ and once you add everything that can bend and melt in India in this book, you will arguably have awesomeness printed in your lap. The magnitude of its scope is astonishing.There is such wild oscillation in it that swings us into multiple arenas of politics and diplomacy. It is one of those books that deserve endless essays about each chapter that need to be looked from each imaginable angle, and demands immense respect. Go buy it now.perfectzack

  • Mohit
    2019-03-23 06:50

    What a terrific read this book is. Never thought the phrase, “a political thriller”, in connection with an Indian book could be anything but meaningless words on the book jacket. This one came out of nowhere and knocked my socks off.This book is the third in THE RAISINA TRILOGY. First book, YOUNG TURKS is complete crap, more in the league of pathetic new-age Indian authors. I don’t wanna be hard on the author so I’ll write it off as something that had to be got out of the system by the author so he could move on to amazing stuff. Second DELHI DURBAR is not concerned with the events at the end of the first one. And, my recommendation is you come straight to this one as reading its prequel will actually spoil the hero-worship kick for the author you are surely going to get if you keep reading desi books, never giving up hope that someday you’ll come across one that’ll stand up to all those superb angrezi novels, and you’d be vindicated. There is not a single dull sentence up till now, and believe me I was looking for it.I know I sound pretty over-the-top, and that might be due to my law enforcement career (and this book having a lot of racy prose about India’s overt and covert Agencies) but it would also be due to the sheer relief I felt, knowing that there is somebody in India who really can spin such a great story, put it into flawless words, and consistently keep the book rolling on a breakneck pace.All great things that go into the writing of a satisfying and memorable thriller are present here; amazing plot, snappy dialogue, high-stakes situations, the authentic small-talk, bits of fascinating trivia sprinkled all over, the solid protagonist, a couple of haywire characters, a dozen cold & no-nonsense experts who know their job, and the unrelenting pace. The plot itself is audaciously fresh when seen against the background of crap thats making its way to the Indian books mandi.I would not go into the plot details, and I recommend you read as little as possible about it. Just buy this one, expecting nothing and you’ll join me going gaga about this one over Goodreads. :)I can’t resist the temptation to hand over curses where they are due. And hence the next sentence. Finally, even the two-simple-books-an-year non-readers can burn the non-books from serial shitters like chetan bhagat, ashwin sanghi, amish tripathi, & co. and read something thats simple enough for them and yet, not pathetically dumb.And to all my competent reader friends;Pick up this book from Mr. Singh. This man has got the goods you are looking for. Could not stop myself from babbling about it, until after I am finished. I am halfway through and I am pretty confident its not gonna disappoint me. Would update this review when I am done.P.S. Vince Flynn hasn’t got shit over our very own KPS.***********************UPDATE**************************************Finished it. Last 50 pages a bit downhill, but overall I see no reason to take my rating or recommendation away. Go for it.

  • Vishal Kale
    2019-04-13 09:32

    The War Ministry is all about a running feud between Mr. Steady and Mr. Ego – Azim and Karan – which forces, yet again, Raj Mehra to step in after being harangued into it by the best-friend wives of the two fighting best-friends above! Sounds boring, isn’t it? Well, the interesting point is that these two once-best-friends-and-now-almost-enemies are The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India, running a government in the aftermath of a War with Pakistan; and a running near-war situation with China. The repercussions for the government, and how these are handled make the meat of the book, and provide the spice and the binding – as political and international intrigue all play a role in the scenario – sometimes creating trouble, at other times having trouble created for them by the mercurial Karan’s irresponsible behavior, and the equal straightness, planning and stubbornness of Azim

  • Dev
    2019-04-05 05:40

    I was lucky enough to win this book in the Goodreads Giveaway,And I am really very happy after reading this book,The plot grabs you from the very beginning and as you turn the pages, you pass through the spoken and hidden realities - of Politics, of betrayal and ambition wrapped in the impressive writing style of Mr. K.P Singh. K.P Singh has in my opinion done a wonderful job in revealing the flaws in the otherwise perfect characters. It is an interesting read for those who love to read thrillers and love them even more when it is strongly linked with the reality.

  • Vikas Datta
    2019-04-03 10:54

    A high-octane thriller that well captures the pressures and pulls - domestic and international - on the Indian polity and sketches a very plausible account of the happenings in the country a short time in the foreseeable future. Yet, Mr Singh leaves several issues hanging and should not allow this to serve as the ultimate entry of this taut but highly-engaging story

  • The Book Outline
    2019-04-09 03:28

    The War Ministry is an interesting and gripping political thriller written with the background of an alternate political possibility and around fictitious political figures who resemble very much their real like counterparts.Read the review of The War Ministry at http://www.thebookoutline.com/2013/05...

  • Shweta
    2019-03-27 09:54

    The trilogy revolves around two friends, Azim Khan and Karan Nehru and their friendship in the power corridors of Raisina hills. It maps their journey as they arrive with freshly minted ideals on the grimy scenes of politics and what happens to them in the process of becoming the most powerful leaders in this country. It’s a powerful and current premise to build a story in and Singh touches on all issues our democracy faces right now–be it corruption, media playing its tune, casteism, foreign policy, bouts with our neighbours or the babu behind the ministers.The third is written really tight, but doesn’t have the fluidity of the first two books. It seems to jump or lag and go into some descriptive non-fiction style paragraphs, which I struggled with. Maybe it was edited with too tight a hand, or maybe Singh tried to put in too much of his vision of what India can become in a single book. But that doesn’t say that it’s not a rivetting book. Singh strength lies in building up a story around politicians who are real life-like characters. Who deal with India that is now. It’s the negotiations, relationships and respect that these worldly-wise politicians and babus deciding the fate of India go through every day, is what makes for riveting reading. When he’s using his strength—of characters and their relationships with each other, the writing completely shines and etches itself, much like June’s sun in Uttar Pradesh.It’s his flawed, reality-etched characters that make the book and the series....read the complete review here:http://staneja.com/2013/02/28/review-...

  • Saurabh
    2019-04-20 03:44

    Nothing spectacular................lots of ambiguity embedded within a usual political ecosystem...................Not sure what KP was doing all these days as the book does not yield much to viewer's expectations and the plot becomes tad simplistic..........I think political books should be comprised of spine chilling moments............This somewhat reflected the mediocrity usually found in Chetan Bhagat's books where everything falls in place towards the end..........Wish life were that simple...............So I guess I wasn't majorly impressed with this last installment of the Raisina series..............It did not do justice to the long wait I had had to do..........I believe it's time KP starts taking cue from someone like Stieg Larsson on how one can keep sequels as interesting and jaw dropping as the earlier prequels...........the elements that pump up an adrenaline rush while you read a suspenseful political thriller was widely missing in this book and I did console myself after I was done reading 300 pages that there might be something that'll be a head turner towards the end but my optimism died a brutal death as I felt the anguish of the reader in me craving for good literature...........Better luck next time KP..........

  • Ajay Muralidhar
    2019-04-21 03:51

    Outstanding.... Immense Scope for keeping characters alive for sequels.... Hopefully KPS will keep them alive and coming...Abridged play on Pandit Nehru towards the end of the book takes the cake.Characterization of "Pappu" , inspired by the supposedly the most eligible bachelor , youth icon and Prime Minister in waiting is sublime. I would like to see his face and if and when he actually reads this book.Having said the above , the book presents a rather Utopian landscape in the governing circles at least with those in the lead characters. It is believable and perhaps reason to hope for a similar leadership in reality. I really hope KPS/Hachette sends a complimentary copy of this to every MP and legislator in the state assemblies.All the best KPS ! Keep them coming...

  • MridupawanPodder
    2019-03-31 11:37

    Socio-political thriller at its best. I need to get the first 2 books

  • Chiranjit Sen
    2019-04-19 08:28

    Unexpected slow start, hope it eats up the pace to echo its preceding version of Indian Politico !

  • Anuradha Goyal
    2019-04-10 06:55

    Detailed review here: http://www.anureviews.com/the-war-min...