Shades of Truth: A Journey Derailed

by Kapil Sibal

  1. ISBN: 978-93-5304-601-9
  2. Pages: 264 pages
  3. Date: 7 September 2018


The 2014 Lok Sabha elections saw a tectonic shift in public sentiment. The people of India seemed to have embraced the winds of change and the new language of governance in anticipation of ‘Achhe Din’.

But as the NDA Government under the leadership of Narendra Modi seeks a ‘Congress Mukt Bharat’ and attempts to tackle all the issues for which it blamed previous governments, we must pause and reflect on the journey thus far; what lies ahead and on the gap between the promised change and delivery on the ground.

In Shades of Truth, Kapil Sibal examines the many actions of the Modi Government since 2014 and lays bare how this government revels in the past without seeking to grapple with the problems of the present and prepare for future challenges. Apart from his reflections on diverse topics and contemporary concerns, Sibal also reflects on the policy decisions of the UPA government in sectors as diverse as telecom, education, science and technology, and law.


A Harvard Law School graduate, an eminent lawyer, and a senior politician, Kapil Sibal is presently a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. Previously, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1998 and for two consecutive terms to the Lok Sabha in 2004 and 2009. He has served as the Union Cabinet Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Human Resource Development, Telecom & IT, and Law & Justice.

Sibal is known for his versatility. He has previously authored two emotive anthologies, I Witness and My World Within, and also scripts lyrics for films. He is a prolific writer and his articles on topical issues in national dailies are widely read.

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