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 government.
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 told PTI 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.