Madam Prime Minister (Paperback)
<p>Asha Devi is India's youngest ever Prime Minister. She is twenty-nine years old, charismatic and driven. Elevated to power after the assassination of her father she must prove that she is more than just a dynast.<br><br> But within days of her swearing-in, things begin to go wrong. Terrorists take hundreds of people hostage at Delhi's top mall. Her coalition partner turns on her. Her step-brothers resent her accession. And she is caught up in a ratings war between two of India's top TV channels and their self-obsessed anchors.<br><br> As Asha struggles to retain her hold on power, defeat the terrorists, keep her family together, win over coalition partners and tackle the beast of 24x7 news TV, she never loses sight of one objective: She must track down the man who murdered her father.<br><br> Written in a cinematic, fast-moving style this book offers an insider's view of how things move at the top echelons of government and gives us a rare peek into the underbelly of the TV news business. It also brings back Asha Devi, the much-admired heroine of Seema Goswami's bestselling <i>Race Course Road</i>.</p>
Seema Goswami is a journalist, columnist and author. She began her career with the Anandabazar Patrika Group, working for <i>Sunday</i> magazine before moving on to become editor of <i>Telegraph</i>'s weekend features. She currently writes a weekly column, Spectator, for the <i>Hindustan Times</i>' Sunday magazine <i>Brunch</i>, which has a large and dedicated following. She has also published two books, <i>Woman on Top</i> and <i>Race Course Road</i>.