Elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1971 Somnath Chatterjee has served as a Member of Parliament in all successive Lok Sabhas till 2004 making him one of its longest-serving members in the history of independent India. He became its Speaker in 2004 and remained so till 2009 when he retired from active political life. In this candid heartfelt memoir Chatterjee looks back on his eventful four decades in the Indian Parliament capturing all the highs and lows as a nation's history was shaped and revealing many behind-the scenes stories for the first time. He also provides a riveting account of one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the Lok Sabha 2004-09. Keeping the Faith is not only a personal journey of one of India's most respected parliamentarians but also a gripping saga of a vibrant parliamentary democracy at work.