The War Ministry

Mon 28 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

The War Ministry is the concluding book of the Raisina Series by Krishan Partap Singh (after Young Turks and Delhi Durbar).

Azim Khan and Karan Nehru make a comeback in this book and the story resumes from where it left off in the Young Turks. Azim Khan is elevated to the post of the PM after the death of his predecessor and in the backdrop of a victory in a war over Pakistan. Karan Nehru, the deputy PM still nurses the wounds of betrayal by Azim. The country is faced with yet another war with China and a sagging economy. Karan Nehru takes advantage of this situation to make Azim Khan's life miserable.

Will Azim Khan survive these antics and come out stronger? That's the question one has on their minds while reading "The War Ministry".

This book has multiple yet interesting sub-plots interleaved with flashbacks and a lot of pain is taken to sketch out the characters of Azim Khan and Karan Nehru. While reading the book, you automatically try to relate the characters with our real-life politicians but you will be disappointed.

The "Raisina Series" is an engrossing read for political thriller lovers but just remember to read "The Delhi Durbar" first before you catch up on "The Young Turks" and "The War Ministry".