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The Inside Story of India's Most Divisive Leader in Decades



Narendra Modi, India’s 73-year-old prime minister, is both highly popular and deeply polarizing. How did he work his way to the top of Indian politics, and what do his policies mean for the country’s future, both at home and on the world stage?

Bloomberg Originals speaks with childhood friends, government officials and former associates who have seen Modi up close over the years, seeking to understand how his core beliefs may have shaped his decision-making. We also show how he has sought to simultaneously make himself a champion of the poor and a friend to billionaires.

Sitting at the top of the world’s most populous nation and one of its fastest growing economies, Modi occupies a uniquely important and powerful position in geopolitics, global trade and finance – especially as China’s growth has slowed. We explain how he got there, and what may come next.

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0:00 Introduction: Who is Narendra Modi?
1:51 Early Years: From Vadnagar to the RSS
5:01 Hindu Heart: Politics and Religion
9:45 Development Man: Inside the Gujarat Model
13:47 Ruler of India: From Tea Seller to PM
20:20 1,000 Year Legacy

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