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Research Event

Sonia Gandhi: Her Journey into Politics and Style of Governance in India

Chatham House, London

Asia Programme


Rani Singh, South Asia specialist and author, Sonia Gandhi: An Extraordinary Life, An Indian Destiny


Sonia Gandhi represents the third generation of the Nehru-Gandhi family, a dynasty which has played a leading role in Indian politics since the country achieved independence. As President of the Indian National Congress, Ms Gandhi plays a pre-eminent role in running the coalition which governs the world's largest democracy. The speaker will provide insight into the development of Sonia Gandhi's personality and will discuss how she has been influenced by the concept of political dynasty in India.