Inside Parliament: Views from the Front Row

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Derek O'Brien dominated Indian television as the country's most well-known quizmaster for over two decades, asking questions to millions across India. Now he plays a key role in the Rajya Sabha raising important questions from the front row in the Upper House. One of the most candid, courageous voices of the Opposition, O'Brien is articulate, incisive and provocative - qualities that are apparent in his writing. In this book, comprising his best political essays, Derek O'Brien reflects on the state of the nation, offering insights from a unique vantage point -inside Parliament. Never afraid of controversy or contention, he covers topics ranging from federalism, the Constitution and the note ban to the much-debated GST bill, social media and the lessons he's learnt as MP. Thought-provoking and captivating at once, Inside Parliament is required reading for all interested in understanding today's India and all who care about its future.

 

About the Author

Derek O'Brien is a twice-serving member of the Rajya Sabha from Bengal, representing the Trinamool Congress. He is national secretary and chief national spokesperson of his political party, as well as leader of the Trinamool Congress' parliamentary party in the Upper House. O'Brien has spoken at Harvard, Yale and Columbia Universities, and several IIMs, IITs and other premier educational institutions in India.

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