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Growing up in the dusty and dacoit-infested by lanes of Saifai in Etawah district, four year old Tipu knew he had to change his name in order to join school. He took charge and named himself Akhilesh. At home he had one of Indias most controversial politicians, Mulayam Singh Yadav for a father whose obsession with politics left him little time either for his ailing wife, Malti Devi or his son. Akhilesh Yadav tried to keep the connection to the senior Yadav a secret in military school and later in college in Mysore, while his father negotiated his way through the badlands of Uttar Pradesh and ended up wresting control thrice as chief minister. Written by veteran journalist and Resident Editor of the Hindustan Times (Lucknow) Sunita Aron, Akhilesh Yadav. Winds of Change is a detailed and lively chronicle of Uttar Pradeshs political history where the lust for power orchestrated every politician Indira Gandhi, V.P. Singh, Mayawati, Kalyan Singh and most importantly Mulayam, to redefine the rules of the game for a definite win at the end.