"Jayalalithaa was a superstar in every respect. Jayalalithaa—a journey is a book on her life and times. This book attempts to bring to the reader a whiff of the personality, an understanding of the person she was and the adulation that she garnered. Jayalalithaa was a convent educated polyglot, a beautiful young woman at the height of a successful career as an actor, capable of taking her own political decision. And that decision stood by her and her people through all the ups and downs that life threw at her. A New York Times story called Jayalalithaa, ‘... a natural leader, glamorous and intelligent’. There was, undeniably, more to the woman than meets the eye. Her people were with her. She was their mother figure, not just an astute politician who won two elections in 2015 and 2016 with huge margins. And that is why this book."