Book ReviewVolume 13 Issue # 14

Inside Parliament

Derek O Brien dominated Indian television as the country s most wellknown quizmaster for over two decades, asking questions to millions across India. Now he plays a key role in the Rajya Sabha, raising difficult questions from the front row in the Upper House. One of the most candid, courageous voices of the Opposition, O Brien is articulate, incisive and provocative qualities that are apparent in his writing. In this book, comprising his best political essays, Derek O Brien reflects on the state of the nation, offering insights from a unique vantage point inside Parliament. Never afraid of controversy or contention, he covers topics ranging from the Constitution, the effects of a hasty GST rollout and demonetisation to the media, the lessons he s learnt as an MP and the 2019 elections. Thought-provoking and captivating at once, Inside Parliament is required reading for all interested in understanding today s India and all who care about its future.