As a young law graduate in Sialkot (now in Pakistan), Kuldip Nayar witnessed at first hand the collapse of trust between Hindus and Muslims who were living. Read Beyond the Lines by Kuldip Nayar by Kuldip Nayar by Kuldip Nayar for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Autobiography of an Indian journalist, author, diplomat and parliamentarian.

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Some of the narrations seems to be based on his hearsay from others.

But then that’s ok as Nayar makes it amply clear that it is the history of Modern India that he is going to share from kuldup perspective – his perspective from being right in the center of power circles!

An Autobiography by Kuldip Nayar. For example, although he was arrested during emergency for 3 months without reasonjailed in a dirty prison, and had bashed Indira in his weekly articles, he felt that the nation would have become much stronger, had the emergency lasted for another linnes or two.

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To me, the best part was the Annexures. A masterpiece from Shri Kuldip Nayar describing in great detail, events from partition to the present. A very good resource for anyone interested in the history of India of the first thirty years post independence.

Jul 13, Siddhartha rated it it was amazing. Books by Kuldip Nayar.

Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography

The part on the major migration that was witnessed during independence is quite overwhelming. The narrations are neatly organized in the form of chapters and are independent of each other so that you can pick any chapter to begin with.


To ask other readers questions about Beyond the Linesplease sign up. Nayar’s writing is ,ines. An exciting and informative book!

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Preview — Beyond the Lines by Kuldip Nayar. Nayar has watched the bayar from close quarters and gives an indepth account of happenings after the independece. Want to Read saving….

Salute to His so eventful life. A must read for all who have even slight interest in modern Indian history.

Aug 29, Stalin rated it really liked it. A fairly comprehensive coverage of Indian politics across 5 decades Apr 07, Bilal din Malik rated it liked it. Kuldip Nayar had never spared anyone in the past.

In this chapter ,author specially reports about behond happenings took place in the meetings of parliamentary committee, their conclusions ,Language Bill, pressure from north indians for imposer of Hindi as principal language all over the Nation.

Many of the insights he shares with the reader are unique and a testament to his relationships with politicians of all hues. Still, with Not sure why the publishers have called this an autobiography – memoir would have been a better description. Regardless of his biases, the book is an eye-opener of sorts if you intend to know the inner workings of our government.

Jul 14, Amit Tyagi rated it liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The history of modern India as witnessed by a Punjabi Hindu refuge from Sialkot Pakistan now based out of Delhi. Though, after reading the book, i have a very pessimistic view on Indian politics and its foreign relations, Mr Nayar has put an extra effort to give the book an optimistic tint.


In this Chapter author has used his personal Diary’s notes as a references to narrate the incidents from 7 September when china first time crossed the MacMohan Line to 4 May To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Quotes from Beyond the Lines Mosam Shah rated it really liked it Jul 02, Feb 17, Pramod rated it it was amazing.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. His detailed account of accompanying Shastri to Tashkent sheds more light on events which have not been disclosed by the Govt.

There is no point throughout the book i felt bored. Nehru wrote to everyone personally asking for the help against china’s intrusion in indian territory but literally no one was stand ,ines president of Egypt with us agianst China. One thing I noticed of this book ouldip it’s Delhi centric coverage.

From his perilous journey to a new country and to his first job as a young journali As a young law graduate in Sialkot now in PakistanKuldip Nayar witnessed at first hand the collapse of trust between Hindus and Muslims who were living together for generations, and like multitude of population he was forced to migrate to Delhi across the blood-stained plains of Punjab.

Lives upto this reputation in this offering as well. The book seems more like a newspaper report the author is a newsman after all. Not sure why the publishers have called this an autobiography – memoir would have been a better description.