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Tomorrow's India: Another Tryst with Destiny

B.G. Verghese (Editor)
Synopsis The present volume of essays surveys the scene past-forward and paints a picture of what has been accomplished and what remains to be done. There is pride and satisfaction in particular over India's vibrant democracy and progress in many directions. This is nonetheless tinged with concern, for there are nagging problems of governance and shortfalls in human and infrastructure development, as well as social deficits in the matter of rights, corruption and sectoral and regional imbalances. All these must be squarely faced and speedily overcome if the nation is to grow in keeping with its increasingly recognized potential as a rising great power. It has been widely forecast that within thirty years India, together with the United States and China, will constitute the three largest economies in the world. The wellsprings of growth are there. However, as more than one author points out, mere economic and technological growth is not enough. In this globalizing world the market is not all. The citizen must march hand in hand with the consumer in a sharing and caring society. The twenty-four essayists who write of Tomorrow's India do so in celebration of the 125 anniversary of their alma mater, Delhi's St. Stephen's College. Their themes related to diplomacy and security; the economy and technology; governance; society's watchdogs; ideology and values; social change; and culture and heritage. The authors represent a galaxy of public figures, academics, professionals and social workers. What they have to say makes compelling reading, with penetrating insights and critiques.
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About the author

B.G. Verghese

B.G. Verghese read economics at St Stephen’s College (1944-46) and is a columnist and author, writing on water resources, the North-East, current affairs and the media. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi and Chair of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and of the Media Foundation. He served as editor of the Hindustan Times and Indian Express and received the Magsaysay Award for Journalism in 1975. He was Information Adviser to the Prime Minister (1966-68), has served on numerous official and non-official bodies and is associated with a number of NGOs. He is the author of many books, including Waters of Hope, India’s Northeast Resurgent, Reorienting India: The New Geo-Politics of Asia, Warrior of the Fourth Estate: Ramnath Goenka of the ‘Express’, and editor of Breaking the Big Story, published by Penguin.

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Title Tomorrow's India: Another Tryst with Destiny
Author B.G. Verghese
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0670058637
length xlvi+349p., References; 23cm.
Subjects History