Book by Veteran Journalist & Media Advisor to Former PM Chandrasekhar released
India Current Affairs 2011. Page from the Past-A journalist looks back, a book by veteran journalist K P Srivastava released by veteran journalist Inder Malhotra
Page from the Past-A journalist looks back: K P Srivastava
The book Page from the Past-A journalist looks back, a book by veteran journalist K P Srivastava released on 19 October 2011. The book was released at a function in the Press Club of India by veteran journalist Inder Malhotra. The book was published by Daya Publications, Madurai.
In the book, Srivastava, who retired from PTI as Editor in the late 80s recalled his days as a journalist covering political developments from the time of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru till coalition era.
K.P. Srivastava, a veteran journalist and media adviser to former prime minister Chandrasekhar mentioned in his book the bygone era of Indian journalism, politics and social life.
The book captured the essence of political developments and the intricacies of manoeuvrings that took place in the corridors of power since the times of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, his successor Lal Bahadur Shastri to Nehru's daughter Indira Gandhi.
The book is a collection of articles by Srivastava or K.P., as his colleagues and friends called him. Srivastava, 86, retired as editor of The Press Trust of India in 1987.
The book also offers anecdotes and experiences of the author with politicians and the dilemmas of governance they faced in a culturally, linguistically and politically complex India.