Politically, which way is India headed towards? Are the ideologies of the 3 political parties – TMC, CPIM and BJP fundamentally different or do they converge somehow? Emanul Haque has examined various political and historical events starting 1757 to show the origins of the various leagues. Why is India so divided now? Was Jyoti Basu indeed a Marxist? The major opposition party in the Central lacks leadership while the independent regional parties are gathering momentum. The author has deftly addressed all the burning questions in our hearts regarding the state of affairs with evidence and shows us that there is more to these political difference than what meets our eyes.