Nayantara Sahgal is a writer with considerable number of political novels, stories, sketches and journalism. She belongs to rich Indian political traditions. She has the great ability to mix up facts with fictions. Sahgal’s one of the main aspect of fiction is her traditional faith and attitude to politics and personal relationships. If we look towards the family of Sahgal her parents and relatives actively take part in struggle for freedom of nation. Politics entered into her life from early age and may be this is the reason how she brilliantly portray political events in her fiction. One such example is in her novel Rich Like Us. Rich Like Us offers the authentic picture of India under Emergency in 1975. Sahgal traces the impact of the Emergency on different characters of this novel and the social tension created by the Emergency. This paper seeks to examine the novel Rich Like Us and the use of historical events and effect and impact of such events on the common people .
Keywords : Emergency, Politics, Indian history, detention, vasectomy,.