Uma Vasudev was the first editor of the “India Today” magazine. She was also the author of two best-selling biographies, both on the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The two books – Indira Gandhi: Revolution in Restraint and Two Faces of Indira Gandhi cover the tumultuous years of Indira Gandhi’s growth to power and the later controversial period of the nineteen seventies and the Emergency.
Other than being a popular Indian novelist and a well-renowned columnist on political issues, she had also written, produced, and directed several documentaries and television serials. Her lesser-known books are “The Song of Anasuya”, “Shreya of Sonagarh”, “Kranthijia” and “Hariprasad Chaurasia” among others.