Mamata Banerjee stunned her country by sweeping the entrenched communists from power in Bengal.
Shoma Chaudhury is Executive Editor of Tehelka, a reputed public interest newsmagazine in India. She lives in New Delhi.
As India's most powerful political family roils with rivalries and betrayals, Nehru's great-grandson campaigns from a jail cell. Shoma Chaudhury reports on the drama rocking the subcontient.