While I was writing about the book The Disrupter : Arvind Kejriwal and the Audacious Rise of the Aam Aadmi by Gautam Chikermane, Soma Banerjee, founder of Aam Adami Party, Arvind Kejriwal was once again physically attacked by a aam adami.
There is no doubt that Arvind Kejriwal and his party are disruptors yet revolutionary. They have shown the country or at least promised a new kind of clean politics. But somehow down the line they have lost the focus. Soma Banerjee and Gauntam Chikermane has studied Aam Adami party in depth in order to understand the fundamental foundation aspect of the party.
The Disrupter : Arvind Kejriwal and the Audacious Rise of the Aam Aadmi is on my reading list and will very soon post my thoughts about the book. Here is the brief synopsis about the book.
The meteoric rise of the Aam Aadmi Party from inception to running the state of Delhi in thirteen months is a story with three principal strands. First, Arvind Kejriwal, iconoclast, leader and disrupter par excellence, who has dared to defy the fundamental templates of Indian politics and governance. Second, the coalescing of a group of unprecedented diversity-a journalist, a lawyer, an academic, a policymaker, a CEO, a retired NSG commando, an architect and a poet, among many others-on the streets of New Delhi, all bound together by a shared idea of an India that could have been. And third, of the awakening of the aam aadmi and of his realization that he can be as active a participant and change-maker in national politics as any other.
In The Disrupter, veteran journalists Gautam Chikermane and Soma Banerjee provide an in-depth, fly on-the-wall account of how these three strands came together to create a brand-new political tapestry. And how a single political party shattered the status quo, captivated the imagination of the citizenry, taking people beyond the usual cynical labels of caste and creed and changed the contemporary political narrative in ways that are both unthinkable and unpredictable.