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Sanjaya Baru not an expert on father: Manmohan’s daughter

Clarifying that her book on her father and former PM Manmohan Singh was not a response to the memoir penned by his media advisor Sanjaya Baru, author Daman Singh on Saturday said she doesn’t consider Baru as an expert on Manmohan Singh and it “wasn’t worth” her while to read his book.

“The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh” was a 2014 memoir by Indian policy analyst Sanjaya Baru, who was Manmohan Singh’s media adviser from May 2004 till August 2008.  “I did not write my book as a response to Sanjaya’s book at all. I have not read Sanjaya’s book. Personally, I prefer to read a book written by an expert, an insider and honestly, I never considered Sanjaya to be an expert on my father.  “I mean, after all, he was just a media advisor. He essentially advised the media not the prime minister,” Daman Singh said here during a discussion at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet.
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