Behenji : A Political Biography of Mayawati
First published in 2008, this revised edition of Behenji pinpoints the reasons behind the BSPs poor performance in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, her return to the Dalit agenda prior to the 2012 assembly elections, as well as its surprising results. Also scrutinized are Mayawatis performance as a dalit leader and administrator, besides the rampant corruption and failure of her social engineering project during these years. Though no longer likely to become prime minister, the author sees Mayawati playing a pivotal role in UP, and, indeed, Indian politics post the 2014 elections.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 127 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
- 22 Aug 2012
- Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
- Penguin Books India
- New Delhi, India
- Revised ed.