Published in the year , The Insider is a fictional novel that provides the readers with insights into the way politics works in India, through the eyes of former Prime Minister, P V Narasimha RaoSummary Of The BookThe Insider provides the readers with a great deal of insight into the often shocking, and heart rending truth about the political scenario in India In this book, Rao has incorporated several personal experiences in the political arena The plot revolves around a young man named Anand, who gives up his career to bring about political reform This story is set in a fictional state, called Afrozabad, which is based on HyderabadAnand begins his political career by opposing the oppressing rule in Afrozabad When Anand achieves success in his political party, he s placed in a spot where he needs to choose between Chief Minister Mahendranath, and his rival, Chaudhary In time to come, Chaudhary becomes the Chief Minister, and Anand is made a minister under him During his time as a Minister, Anand carries on an affair with Aruna, a legislator After the two break up, Anand moves to Delhi after the political reins are handed down to Indira GandhiUnder the governance of Gandhi, Chaudhary is replaced by Anand, who becomes the Chief Minister of Afrozabad After trying to pass a bill that was the reason for Chaudhary s dismissal, he is then made to deal with party work under Indira Gandhi The Insider covers a number of key events in Indian politics, which include Indira Gandhi s rise to power, her second coming, her assassination, and Rajiv Gandhi s premiership Towards the end, Anand chooses to retire from his political career, and is then requested to become the Prime Minister of India The Insider tells the readers how Indian politics works, and the fact that genuine intentions are also present, despite corruption This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Good power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely.the insider is a story of corrupted political system but it is not pessimistic ,instead gives us a hope hope for a better world. Very inspiring story of one of the historical leaders of india Anand gave a nice narrative of ground realities of Indian politics, and how some people can go any length for power and dirty games they play for their benefits At the same time, honest people like Anand have to fight so hard to overcome the challenges put forth by his enemies in political field He also talks about transformation of india post independence and the challenges the country faced. A masterpiece by the master politician.The books covers the politician landscape of Indian Central Government and Andhra Pradesh from before Independence to 1980 Te book will tell you about what everyone thought but no the leader who made the decision thought So crafty is Rao that he book will tell you all happenings around Indira Gandhi, without telling us about why she took the decision she took The book exposes to some extent the depth of hypocrisies in Indian Politics Some suggest the de A masterpiece by the master politician.The books covers the politician landscape of Indian Central Government and Andhra Pradesh from before Independence to 1980 Te book will tell you about what everyone thought but no the leader who made the decision thought So crafty is Rao that he book will tell you all happenings around Indira Gandhi, without telling us about why she took the decision she took The book exposes to some extent the depth of hypocrisies in Indian Politics Some suggest the depth of malaise is slightly exaggerated, which might be true.But in the end, it changes your perspective about politics