Pakistani author Azra Gorakhpuri’s Hindi book Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was launched at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday.
She said keeping in view the global situation, the two countries needed to maintain good relations with each other. Her book is a part of the peace process, she added. She also said she had met Indira first in Lucknow, then in Gorakhpur when Indira had visited her house in 1979, and again at the Gorakhpur Town Hall in a general public meeting. Highlighting the contents of her book, Gorakhpuri said it contained description of Indira’s childhood, her education, her illness in connection with lung infection, her stay in Switzerland for medical treatment, her education in London and closeness with Feroze Gandhi, her family, her marriage with Feroze, her dispute with her father Pandit Nehru on her marriage, her political career, her visit to Gorakhpuri’s house ‘Zia Manzil’, her personal relationship with Gorakhpuri’s family, her love for Sanjay Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, the role of Sonia Gandhi as president of the Indian National Congress, and other topics.
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