“Narendra Modi: Creative Disruptor – The Maker of New India” by R. Balashankar
Political books are very interesting to read because they give a detailed account of the history and events that have occurred in the past. They give insights to the whys and hows of any decision that the government takes. They offer readers an in-depth analysis, perspective as well as consequences to decision being implemented. The release the book, Narendra Modi: Creative Disruptor – The Maker of New India, was rightly timed: just before the 2019’s Indian General election.
The book aims to provide a detailed account of the events that occurred in the past which eventually led to the rise and shine of a regular member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the early 1970s, getting inducted to the BJP in 1985, rising up to the rank of general secretary, bagging the portfolio of a very successful Chief Minister of Gujrat to eventually becoming the most famous, influential and powerful Prime Minister India has ever seen: Narendra Damodardas Modi.
The book begins with laying the foundation that the biggest transformation that has happened after legendary 2014 election is that the proximity between the ruler and the ruled vanished. BJP’s victorious slogan, “Abki Baar, Modi Sarkar” was successful in etching his figure as bigger than the party itself.
The book works as a manifesto, highlighting the crucial and ground-breaking development and change that Modi’s government has been able to achieve in his tenure as a PM of Independent India. From politics to be seen as a tool for crony capitalism to reviving the nation’s spirit and interest towards politics, much is credited to our creative disruptor.
The context of the book explains the readers how the present government has been successful in every sphere to make India reach its zenith. The government’s disruption caused in the financial policies like the Demonetization, introduction to one tax regime – GST, has been regarded as a much-needed economic upliftment which India longed for. In regards to the social issues, Modi was able to channelize the mass, especially the underprivileged, rural diaspora through the psychology of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas” mandate. The poor looked this creative disruptor as their messiah, because clearly there was no other alternative. Many social schemes like the revival of Gandhiji’s “Swachch Bharat Abhiyan” was successful in uniting even the opposition. Many welfare schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala, Ujala, Awas, Sadak, Mudra Yojanas, e-Gram schemes, has been some of important legacy that the Modi government has laid foundation of.
Through its visionary approach towards foreign policies, India under Modi saw aspirations assured and awareness generated on just how very important a good foreign outlook is for India’s rise to power. He is the only Indian prime minister who has travelled so extensively and even to countries like Israel. Modi rightly tapped on the creative energy of the young India and fully utilised the mode of internet so much so that the way we communicate and transact has become digital.
The book gives a pragmatic account of just how one man’s vision instilled a sense of nation-first among all Indians. He’s determined to architect a powerful economy, socially sound society, a reliable government and above all – a transparent one! Whether you like him or not is dependent on your inclination, but this disruptor is sure to create a mark in the world history!
About the author:Dr R. Balashankar is a political analyst, activist and academic. Through his writings he has contributed heavily to the Indian politics. His role as a National Convenor of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Intellectual Cell has influenced the political culture to a very large extent.