Indira Gandhi's life was closely intertwined with the history and destiny of modern India. As prime minister for over sixteen years, she strove to build a strong, united and secular India. But there were many other facets to her personality as well her concern for the environment, her love of nature and the arts, her sensitivity to human emotions, and her profound understanding of the forces that shape history and societies. The quotations in the book, most of which are taken from her speeches, reveal the breadth of her vision, her wide range of interests, and her quick and perceptive mind. Above all, they reflect her passion for the people's welfare, and her total commitment to the integrity of India.