Who is the real Yogi Adityanath... beyond the persona of a firebrand Hindutva leader who has proved his mettle during his nineteen-year tenure as an MP? An obedient son? A loving brother? A dream disciple? A benevolent MP? A deft administrator heading one of the biggest maths in Uttar Pradesh with not less than forty institutions? Or, a chief minister now committed to development and governance? Yogi Adityanath: The Rise of a Saffron Socialist answers all these, and many more questions. It tracks the fascinating journey of Ajay Mohan Singh Bisht from a nondescript village in Uttarakhand, to the hallowed Goraksh Peeth in Gorakhpur, and then, eventually, to the chief ministers residence in Lucknow, despite being a veritable outsider in the state BJP. Offering a unique ringside view, this book is replete with data and detail, outlining the man and his mission in all its facets and intricacies and what this saffron socialist means not just to Uttar Pradesh but, perhaps, to India as a whole.