As a young law graduate in Sialkot (now in Pakistan), Kuldip Nayar witnessed at first hand the collapse of trust between Hindus and Muslims who were living. Read Beyond the Lines by Kuldip Nayar by Kuldip Nayar by Kuldip Nayar for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Autobiography of an Indian journalist, author, diplomat and parliamentarian.

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Overall a good read. First is about the Bilingualism a famous debate about the Hindi whether it should be a ‘National’? One thing I noticed of this book was it’s Delhi centric coverage. At times, one feels one’s going through someone’s personal diary. See 1 question about Beyond the Lines…. It might come across as a bit boring to we-need-sensationalism-or-atleast-judgements generation, but for anyone wanting to see political history of Modern India as a simple collection of memories and then let his own judgement run, this is going to be a very s More of memoirs than an autobiography.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please beuond up. But then that’s ok as Nayar makes it amply clear that it is the history of Modern India that he is going to share from his perspective – his perspective from being right in the center of power circles! The name itself is an institution in itself.

Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography

Personally, I felt a page book or two volumes of page each would have been justified, due to the fact that being a Journalist who was popular for his scoops, he might have more insights to share. The part on the major migration that was witnessed during independence is quite overwhelming.

In this chapter ,author specially reports about the happen kukdip Nayar ,veteran journalist From India, who have witnessed the every subtle event since independance.


More of memoirs than an autobiography. Devendra Srivastava rated it liked it Aug 22, Sep 06, Peter Adam rated it really liked it.

In this letter patel had clearly exhibited his worries about the Incurion of ChinaImportance of Tibet as Buffer State and future threats from china. Aug 22, Sharang Limaye rated it liked it. Nayar retracted that part after the controversy erupted. This book is a must read for anyone who is curious about the factors that shaped India’s political scenario from the time of independence to the present day.

He is a self-proclaimed pro-Kashmiri, pro-Muslim lies.

Jul 21, Kines rated it liked it. Vallabh bhai Patel to Jawaharlal Nehru inafter the china’s encroachment over Tibet. Refresh and try again. The book seems more like a newspaper report the author is a newsman after all.

A very good book for readers interested in Indian history post independence. The history of modern India as witnessed by a Punjabi Hindu refuge from Sialkot Pakistan now based out of Delhi. Hardcoverpages. Many of the insights he shares with the reader are unique and a testament to his relationships with politicians of all hues.

Beyond The Lines – By Kuldip Nayar – Guruprasad’s Portal

Aug 20, Mani rated it really liked it. Arooj Iqbal rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Oct 15, Anuj Singh rated it really liked it. In fact, Kuldip had said in an interview that his initial manuscript was pages but had to be trimmed down. I was keen to pick up the book after having earlier read scoop by the same author.

Nayar has watched the system from close quarters and gives an indepth account of happenings after the independece. It is totally worth reading the book, but with a pinch of salt. A masterpiece from Shri Kuldip Nayar describing in great detail, events from partition to the present.


Kuldip Nayar is a veteran journalist, and an accomplished columnist without doubt. Not sure why the publishers have called this an autobiography – memoir would have been a better description.

A very good resource for anyone interested in the history of India of the first thirty years post independence. As a nation-state India lnes been very young, so such thoughts of cultural yearnings are but natural.

Jul 13, Siddhartha rated it it was amazing. Mosam Shah rated it really liked it Jul 02, And i do agree with him beyod he says “Optimism is a moral responsibility”. Though, after reading the book, i have a very pessimistic view on Indian politics and its foreign relations, Mr Nayar has put an extra effort to give the book an optimistic tint.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Since he was close to the establishment during the 90s you would expect him to write something about that too, nada, you will find a mention of the Kashmir Pandits somewhere at the end of the book.

The narrations are neatly organized in the luldip of chapters and are independent of each other so that you can pick any chapter to begin with.

Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography – Kuldip Nayar – Google Books

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jun 22, Sambasivan rated it really liked it. A fairly comprehensive coverage of Indian politics across 5 decades India’s premier journalist at his best. What a journey it has been for this man!!

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