This second volume covers the period from August 16, 1975 to July 24, 1976. The entries, which were made almost on a daily basis, trace the trajectory of the political crisis that would, on 26 June 1975, overwhelm the country. They take the reader through the major issues of the day and the manner in which the PM and her office dealt with them. In the process, the reader gets an accurate and fascinating glimpse into the persona of Indira Gandhi as well as her working style. The Diary also reveals hitherto untold facts. It portrays political leaders and others, who became powerful at the time, in their true colours. In so doing, it sets the record straight in a way that has not been done by anyone so far.