Jay Banerjee is the typical new-age, over-achieving Indian trying to live the good life in America. But when the American dream doesn't quite work out in his favour, Jay returns home to India, hoping to the gather the pieces of his life and live a little less exciting one. But chance has other plans when he runs into a friend from his past. Govardhan Ray, childhood buddy, now a big-shot politician pulls Jay into the murky depths of Indian politics. Aniruddh Bhattacharyya's novel, The Candidate, paints a pretty provocative picture of the real state of Indian politics; the game, its players and the eventual consequences of playing the dangerous game.
The story's protagonist, Jay, is seen returning home to his country nursing a bruised ego and a failed relationship. But with his new project, running a political campaign in India, he may find he's bitten off more than he can chew. The race for the seat in Narayanpore district's election is on. But will all the noise, corruption, goonda-rule and media spectacle prove too much for Jay? Bhattacharyya pours all his experience of television and print journalism into this breathtakingly contemporary portrayal of the Indian political scene. Published by Penguin.
The Candidate is a stunning revelation into the inside process of how elections in India operate. It is the story of the polite, and jobless Jay Banerjee who returns to India from the US, and and enters the crazy world of Indian politics. Jay has been challenged with a clean campaign that showcases integirty, in a environment of colourful campaigns, media drama, jaded voters, mob mentality and more. It is written by Anirudh Bhattacharyya, a journalist with extensive experiencei n political and election reportage in both India and the US. Get behind the scenes of Indi's elections drama with the Penguin published 'The Candidate' (ISBN 10: 014342257X) available on Junglee.com