Author: Annapurna Krishjeev.
?Rats, Cats and Indian Politics ? A Guide to Cleanse Indian Politics? is a political fiction that depicts Indian political system, ever since Independence to the present times, through the characters of rats and cats. The story is narrated by a retired Professor of Political Science, who lives away from his family in an old house. How he tries to make peace with these rats and then, his experiment with the cat, depicts common Indian experience with the ruling party and the opposition. In between, the narrator discusses the philosophy of Gandhi, Machiavelli and Plato.
The narrator, who gains some experience through his experiments, finally decides to write his views on Indian Politics. Finally a poem about how this old man dreams India to be, becomes the conclusion.
The book also proposes that the education system in India must take a practical approach to Indian Government and Politics in order to strengthen democracy. The book is aimed at creating political awareness among the educated people in India.