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Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi: A Visionary of Modern India

D. Sundar Ram (Editor)
Synopsis Bharat Ratna Shri Rajiv Gandhi has chartered a new path beckoning the nation to the 21st century. If Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Smt. Indira Gandhi laid the basis for the transformation of socio-economic structure of the country, Shri Rajiv Gandhi was creating a new India, which was on the threshold of becoming a great global power. Though he is no more with us, his dreams will continue to guide the country for all time to come. If India, today, has rated more like a modern nation in the World after Shri Rajiv Gandhi assassination, much of the credit for that belongs to the assassinated leader who played a crucial role in imparting a modern outlook to the nation during his tenure as prime Minister of India. Shri Rajiv Gandhi in his brief political career nevertheless left an indelible mark on the country's polity and governance. He inspired more confidence than any other contemporary leader in the hearts of millions of Indians. For this, Shri Rajiv Gandhi will remain in the hearts of Indian Forever. As Youngest Prime Minister of the lartest democratic country in the World, Shri Rajiv Gandhi had succeeded in bringing India into the company of a galaxy of selected advanced nations. His vision was of a progressive, modern India, untainted by the scourge of age-old poverty and illiteracy, retaining her cultural traditions and value and holding her head high in the comity of nations. Shri Rajiv Gandhi always talked of taking the country into the 21st century. He emerged as a legendary with landmark achievements in his public life in pursuit of technological advancement for improving the living standards of the people of India, especially the farmers, youth, weaker sections and women. Keeping in view the need for rural development and welfare of the farmers community, he took many revolutionary steps to strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions as constitutional bodies. The Twenty-five Chapters in the book are written by distinguished panel of personalities. The amount of articles and remininiscenes that has been disseminated through this excellent book is testify to the accomplishments of Bharat Ratna Shri Rajiv Gandhi -as a policy maker, a politician, a visionary a reformer, a reformer, a secularist and a humanist -by distinguished parliamentarians, policy makers jurists, civil servants, administrators, academics and researchers. This lucid and comprehensive book explores the ideals and vision of Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi towards his self-reliant modern India.
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About the author

D. Sundar Ram

Dr. D. Sundar Ram is a founder and Director of Academy of Grassroots Studies and research of India (AGRASRI); Secretary-general of Rajiv Rural Development Foundation (RRDF); and Editor of the Grassroots Governance Journal (TGGJ) and Grama Sabha (GS) magazine, Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh). Prior to Joining the Academy of Graddroots Studies and research of India, he taught Political Science and Public Administration disciplines at Sri Venkateswara university, Tirupati and Acharya nagarjuna university Affiliated Post-Graduate College, Narasaraopet, Guntur District (Andhra Pradesh), besides a Research Fellow and research Associate (UGC Post-Doctoral fellow) at Sri Venkateswara university, Tirupati; Parliamentary fellow at the Institute of Constitutional and parliamentary Studies, New Delhi; reader and head of the P.G. Department of Public Administration at S.S. & N. College (Acharya Nagarjuna university); faculty Member in Political Science and Public Administration and Co-ordinator of UGC -College Humanities and Social science Improvement programme (COHSSIP) and Co-ordinator of NAAC Steering Committee at the P.N.C. & K.R. College (Acharya Nagarjuna Universiy), Narasaraopet, Guntur District (A.P.) He is on the Guest faculty of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open university Regional Study Centre and Sri Venkateswara university, Tirupati and academic consultant in Institutions of higher learning. Presently, he is the Chief Organiser of the Bhart Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecturer and Convenor of the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhui Outstanding leadership and best Panchayat Awards Jury, under the aegis of Academy of Grassroots Studies and research of India, Tirupati.

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Title Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi: A Visionary of Modern India
Author D. Sundar Ram
Format Hardcover
Date published: 25.08.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173919267
length xviii+253p., Appendices; Index; 23cm.