Kolkata: Chronicling her meteoric rise
from a grassroots worker to the highest echelons of power in
West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written a book
which has a photographic description of all the important
landmarks of her remarkable political career.
Titled `Poribortan` (Change), the book written in
Bengali has a hundred photographs personally selected by the
chief minister with explanations about how those moments of
her life dramatically changed the course of West Bengal
politics and broke the 34-year-old citadel of the Left Front
The photos, sourced from archives of newspapers, depict
various stages of her career after she jumped into limelight
and became an MP by defeating veteran Communist leader Somnath
Chatterjee in the 1984 elections.
Brought out by Dey`s Publishing, this is one of the three
books authored by her which will be released on Tuesday at the
inauguration of the Kolkata Book Fair.
The second book, titled `My Unforgettable Memories`, has
English translations of her previously published works in
Bengali, while the last one is a book of poems penned by her.
A close aide of the Trinamool Congress leader said
that the book is a memoir written to recollect what has
happened in her life so far after the success in bringing a
political change to West Bengal.
"It is an event-by-event record of her political career.
It shows how her decades-old fight culminated into victory as
she won the elections last year," the source said.