Gujarat state in India is famous for its culture, its businessmen and traders. On Feb 27, 2002, fifty eight innocent persons were burnt alive at Godhra railway station in two coaches of Sabarmati Express. As a reaction to this incident, there were riots in the state. Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister was charged by media with several allegations (which were later found to be untrue). But still he could move the people quickly, towards positive activity for progress of the state. In the subsequent six years, Gujarat had number one position in development in India. He has an uncanny ability to get things done. He is a hero for Gujarat. In 15 Chapters, this book provides a realistic picture of the connected events, with the help of 18 illustrations, 3 appendices indicating 75 awards/citations/certificates for Gujarat Govt. during 2001-08, seven publications during 2005-07 saying Modi is number one, details regarding 76 MOUs signed during Global summit 2003 etc. Chapter 1 gives details about five socio-cultural regions, religious practices and communities of Gujarat, besides details about Vadnagar, Modi’s birth place. Details of the origin of Modi family and also the family house are given in Chapter 2. In his school days Modi had shown his passion for planning and executing things for the welfare of the people. Chapter 3 describes his association with JP, experience during emergency time and raising funds for families. Details of Modi’s role in anti-emergency forces and in maintaining links with Indians abroad are given in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 reports about the circumstances of riots in 1969 in Gujarat, and police inaction or delayed action, which was no different from the riots after the Godhra incident. As per Chapter 6, in 1995 Gujarat assembly elections, BJP got a thumping victory. The top BJP credited Modi for his organizing abilities. Due to internal squabbles, Shanker Singh Vaghela became CM for a while, with the support of Congress (I). Chapter 7 states that he did an admirable job of briefing media during Kargil war. Chapter 8 analyzes the Godhra incident for its timing and likely causes. Riots were not organized but, setting the coach to fire was. Modi took adequate steps for preventing violent reactions. Modi’s resignation was not accepted. As per Chapter 9, the there were many rumours and exaggerated reports, all with a view to malign the Govt. of Gujarat. TV media and some English dailies did not report judiciously. Economy of state and its working was not much affected. Measures like relief camps, cash doles assistance and health check up etc. were swiftly announced. But the scale was too large, intelligence information was inadequate and the police was outnumbered. According to Chapter 10, Justice Tewatia report concluded that this incident was at the behest of Pakistan. Nanavati Commission concluded that it was a pre-planned conspiracy for creating fear, with no role for CM or ministers of Gujarat. Chapter 11 states that Modi allowed the riot victims to lodge FIR’s, naming culprits.
In between, there was Pakistan terrorist attack in Akshardham temple. Modi fought the elections on performance. After a peaceful polling, BJP got 126 seats out of 182. Times of India wrote high of Modi, as a future PM of India. Chapter 12 gives details of organizing of Global investors summit 2003, 2005, and 2007 and Kite flying carnival in 2005.Chapter 13 gives details of successfully organizing of Krishi Mahotsav using 229 Kisan Raths to cover all villages, reviving rivers by starting work on check dams for floods, giving panchamrut philosophy for development, Jyotigram scheme which gave power supply to all 18000 villages, stressing on education and reviving of Gram Sabha, starting of Chiranjivi Yojna for BPL women for safe delivery in rural areas, changing of work culture of the Govt., providing Citizen facilitation centres in each district, setting up of Computerized grievance system and providing best rural connectivity. In first four years, industrial growth was around 9.92 %. Modi’s long term vision includes everyone. According to authors, Banerjee report appeared to be biased. Chapter 14 states that all the 60 persons from different walks of life interviewed, spoke highly of Modi's qualities like open and affectionate relationships, keeping cool in adverse times and policy of involving everybody. None of the 19 school friends of Modi had negative thoughts about him. Modi is considered an expert in visualizing and implementing large projects and smaller works. He is energetic, fearless and can laugh at himself. Chapter 15 mentions that, for elections in 2007 there were internal squabbles in BJP, but Modi was humble and magnanimous in winning a good victory. Congress was stunned. His clinching the deal with Ratan Tata for Nano project was also an achievement. Modi’s criticism has made him still stronger. A foundation has been laid and in future, he appears to be destined to have many more spectacular achievements. Modi is a phenomenon, and he can’t be brushed aside, just based on media reports. Modi has proved that dreams can be realized, Gujarat is for all Indians and that he is a real leader of the people. The book gives the past details, the present position and indicates high hopes for the future. It is an honest effort to present an unbiased picture of main events of his life, his efforts for building of Gujarat and the connected events.