Maverick Messiah: A Political Biography of N T Rama Rao by Ramesh Kandula

Category: Non-fiction

Publisher: Penguin Random House India

Rights: Translation rights available for Indian and International languages

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, widely known as NTR, was not merely a film star who strayed into politics and captured power in Andhra Pradesh. The actor-politician redefined the political culture in the state and scripted a new political idiom.

His rather dramatic entry into politics, the profound impact he left on the people of Andhra Pradesh and the vital role he played in national politics during his relatively short political life, however, have not received deserving recognition.

Maverick Messiah captures the different facets of NTR’s life in all their varied hues and puts in perspective the significant contribution of the actor-politician to the Indian political tapestry.

The author: Ramesh Kandula