"‘An extraordinary father; an extraordinary daughter.’ —The Hindu A gripping biography of R.K. Dalmia, the most flamboyant character India produced in the last century. Like a meteor, he flashed across the firmament in a blaze of glory before being reduced to the ashes of ignominy in a prison, convicted of fraud. An old mixture of puritanism and profligacy, and a sadist who tortured his family of six wives and eighteen children, he broke all the laws of God and man. Written by his daughter, Neelima Dalmia Adhar, who loved and loathed him with equal passion, this book makes most compelling reading. —Khushwant Singh"
About the Author :
"When Neelima Dalmia Adhar wrote Father Dearest: The Life and Times of R. K. Dalmia in 2003, she was on the bestseller list and labelled a daredevil ‘family chronicler’ who had exposed some fiercely-guarded secrets. She then wrote a novel, Merchants of Death in 2007 to be established as a mistress of the genre. Educated in a convent school and a reputed college in Delhi, she has a Master’s in Psychology with a specialisation in ‘Personality’. Her first and only job was to teach Psychology to undergraduate students of Delhi University. A passionate ‘people-watcher’, she is drawn to oddities and thrives on writing about personalities and human behaviour, from the quirky to the mysterious to the bizarre, a subject she does chillingly close to the bone. She lives in Delhi with her husband, children and two grandchildren."
Father Dearest - The Life And Times Of R. K. Dalmia