Indian has not seen a politician quite like Laloo Yadav. A mesmerizing bundle of odds - hero to some, villain to others, a self-fashioned champion of the underdog and yet more imperious than the most well-heeled feudal. Charming and ruthless by turns, LalooYadav has repeatedly defied predictions of doom. He is not finished still with the business of leaving his imprint on politics and society.
Here, for the first time, is the fascinating story of Laloo Yadav and his helmsmanship of Bihar, a state different from any other in the abject acceptance of its wretchedness. A brilliant account seen through Sankarshan Thakur's unsparing journalistic eye. This is neither a hatchet job nor a hagiography; it is a plain tale of a complex populist and what his brand of politics does to people.