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Indira Gandhi : daughter of India
Dommermuth-Costa, Carol.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Co., [2002]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
New soul of India -- Amidst the burning cloth -- Indira's monkey brigade -- Young women in a turbulent world -- Rebel for the cause -- Independent India -- Sparks in the fire -- In her father's footsteps -- Lady Prime Minister -- Clouds over India -- Sad day for India.
Reading Level:
1050 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC High School 7.8 7 Quiz: 35465 Guided reading level: NR.
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DS481.G23 D66 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Indira Gandhi dedicated her entire life to her fellow Indians.India's first female prime minister, Indira was faced with the many challenges and dangers of leading a country in the face of poverty and starvation.In this highly detailed account, discover the life of the woman who believed that the wealth of India was not its money or land, but its people.

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Gr 7 Up-A well-researched biography of India's first female prime minister. Both her remarkable life, including her triumphs and mistakes, and the history of present-day India receive attention. Dommermuth-Costa presents Gandhi's life within the context of the lives of her father and grandfather, who fought for India's independence. The book traces the woman's turbulent childhood and adolescence as she witnessed family and friends imprisoned repeatedly as they struggled against British colonial rule. Their fight would soon become hers as she eventually succeeded her father, Jawaharlal Nehru. Several chapters focus on Gandhi's ascent from emissary for her father's fledgling government to her own election in 1966. The text gives substantial attention to India's conflicts with other nations, as well as to its own domestic problems, and the prime minister's responses to them. The final chapters deal with her loss of office after political unrest, her reelection in 1980, and finally, her assassination by her own bodyguards in 1984. Many black-and-white photos are included. A good source for information on the woman and her land.-Carol Fazioli, formerly at The Brearley School, New York City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.