Overview for The Great Humanist: Ramaswami Venkataraman
Writing on Rameswai Venkataraman is a matter of pleasure and upliftment. He is a man who has been serving a great cause â€“ the removal of poverty from India. An able parliamentarian, a patient listener and a conversationalist with a sense of humour â€“ and, above all, a great humanist â€“ Venkataraman has all the makings of a man who deserves the highest office the nation can offer for his outstanding contributions to the freedom struggle and post-independence economic reconstruction of India. Mr. Attar Chand is writer with scientific outlook and much of his present value is couched in academic pursuit. He has flashes of creative writing which are impressive and his analysis of Venkataramanâ€™s humanistic outlook â€“ his love for the poor â€“ is particularly remarkable. Mr. Attar Chandâ€™s study of Venkataraman is well documented and researched and is of value to all in India and abroad. The evolution of Venkataramanâ€™s socio-economic, cultural, artistic and political ideas is traced and followed cogently with reference to the various influences to which he was subject. Despite the criticism and counter criticism Venkataraman emerges a practical Idealist above all a great humanist who made a significant contribution to modern India. The book deserves wide circulation.
Attar Chand (Author)
Attar Chand (b. 1939) graduated from the University of Delhi with Politics and Economics. He took his Post-Graduation in 1968. he has been regularly writing for academic journals and newspapers. His understanding of national and international problems has been deepened by his association with Social Scientists, Researchers, Editors, Journalists, and Writers of International repute. He has also contributed on culture, economic and current affairs to leading newspapers in India and abroad. He has authored a number of books on national and international affairs. All his books have been best sellers. His other interests include documentation work. He has attended several national and international seminars and symposia and presented papers. He is a member of Indian Council of World Affairs, Indian Society for Afro-Asian Studies, Indian Institute of Transnational Studies, etc. for his writings Attar Chand has been awarded Gold and Silver medals on various occasions by the President and the Vice-Presidents of India besides the Union Ministers. On September 1, 1987, President R. Venkataraman received him at Rashtrapati Bhawan and on September 24, 1987 Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting hoasted a reception in his honour at the PBI Hill, New Delhi.