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Five years ago, Arvind Kejriwal was far from being the man of the masses he is today. He abhorred politics and politicians and was in no quandary about enlisting the right wing in his anti-corruption fight. From that to his emergence as a natural leader of the poor and minorities, is a riveting story as riven with contradictions as it is full of surprises.
The Hindu Centre's Senior Fellow Vidya Subrahmaniam, who as a correspondent with The Hindu followed Kejriwal's public life between 2006 and 2014, traces his rise from activism to political stardom.