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Corruption and the Lokpal Bill

M V Kamath (Editor) Gayatri Pagdi (Editor)

Its recent times there has been outrage at the brazen corruption, impunity and economic imbalance in our society. It has been marked by an expression of public anger against those in power. The Lokpal movement has seen, for the first time, India's people on the streets, in the courts, and inside the Parliament, working man issue that aims to make India a better place. The middle classes, so far fairly silent on the episodes of corruption, have become Incite outspoken. If corruption has to be tackled effectively; a lot depends on the pressure that the people are able to bring to beacon the political class.

This book takes a look at corruption from the times of Kautilya and traces its history in our times. It assesses the journey of a measure intended to fight corruption and what happens to it in the power play of politics. Which way will this go? The Lokpal movement is just the beginning. Are we, as responsible citizens, fully aware of what the struggle against corruption involves? The outcome of this struggle concerns us all. Are we doing enough to cage the monster of corruption ? Or will we let it continue to overwhelm us with its sheer size and brutal presence?

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About the author

M V Kamath

M.V. Kamath has been awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004, he is presently director of the Manipal Institute of Communication and has served as chairman of Vigyan Prasar and Prasar Bharathi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Corruption and the Lokpal Bill
Format Softcover
Date published: 07.06.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Indus Source Books
Language: English
isbn 9788188569380
length 322p., Illustrations; 22cm.
Subjects History