Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Indian

Occupation: Statesman

Biography: Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was an Indian politician who served as the third Prime Minister of India for three consecutive terms and a fourth term. Gandhi was the second female head of government in the world after Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka, and she remains as the world's second longest serving female Prime Minister as of 2012. She was the first woman to become prime minister in India.

Source/Notes: "Selected Speeches of Indira Gandhi: The years of endeavour, August 1969-August 1972" (Government of India, 1975), p. 323, "Plans are Indispensable". Also in: Preface, 4th Five Year Plan, Government of India Planning Commission (July 18, 1970)
Source/Notes: As quoted in: "The New York Times Biographical Service, Volume 2" (New York Times & Arno Press, 1971), "November 5, 1971"
Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Mother India: A Political Biography of Indira Gandhi" (Penguin Books India, 2012), p. 48 - ISBN: 9780143068266
Source/Notes: "Indira Speaks on Genocide War and Bangladesh" (Academic Publishers, 1972), p. 29

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Source/Notes: "Indira Gandhi: Last Words" (Arnold-Heinemann, 1984), p. 25
Source/Notes: Selected Speeches of Indira Gandhi: The years of endeavour, August 1969-August 1972 (1975 edition)
Source/Notes: In a interview with Oriana Fallaci: "Indira's Coup" (New York Review of Books, 18 September 1975)
Source/Notes: The Embattled Woman Who Relishes Crosswords, Children...and Running India, People (June 30, 1975)

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