"To all of us who delightedly and sometimes repetitively call ourselves Old India hands, Stanley Wolpert is the acknowledged authority. This book tells why. Indian history, art, culture, and contemporary politics are here in accurate, wide-ranging, and lucid prose."--John Kenneth Galbraith
Published by Univ of California Press on 03/19/1999
Book details: 273 pages.
Published on 03/19/2018
Book details: 273 pages.
This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India. The analysis is based on a broad and integrated view of development, which focuses on well-being and freedom rather than the standard indicators of economic growth. The authors place human agency at the centre of stage, and stress the complementary roles of different institutions (economic, social, and political) in enhancing effective freedoms. In comparative international perspective, the Indian economy has done reasonably well in the period following the economic reforms initiated in the early nineties. However, relatively high aggregate economic growth coexists with the persistence of endemic deprivation and deep social failures. Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen relate this imbalance to the continued neglect, in the post-reform period, of public involvement in crucial fields such as basic education, health care, social security, environmental protection, gender equity, and civil rights, and also to the imposition of new burdens such as the accelerated expansion of military expenditure. Further, the authors link these distortions of public priorities with deep-seated inequalities of social influence and political power. The book discusses the possibility of addressing these biases through more active democratic practice.
Published by Oxford University Press on Demand on 03/19/2018
Book details: 512 pages.
With one of the highest GDP growth rates in the world and an array of recent achievements in technology, industry and entrepreneurship, India strides confidently towards the future. But, in the world's largest democracy, not everyone is equally fortunate. Some 300 million Indians are still prey to hunger, illiteracy and disease, and 53 per cent of India's children are still undernourished. What will it take for India to bridge this great divide? When will the fruits of development reach the poorest of the poor, and wipe the tears from the eyes of every man, woman and child, as Mahatma Gandhi had dreamt? And how should this, our greatest challenge ever, be negotiated? In this extraordinarily inspiring and visionary book, N.R. Narayana Murthy, who pioneered, designed and executed the Global Delivery Model that has become the cornerstone of India's success in information technology services outsourcing, shows us that a society working for the greatest welfare of the greatest number samasta jananam sukhino bhavantu'must focus on two simple things: values and good leadership. Drawing on the remarkable Infosys story and the lessons learnt from the two decades of post-reform India, Narayana Murthy lays down the ground rules that must be followed if future generations are to inherit a truly progressive nation. Built on Narayana Murthy's lectures delivered around the world, A Better India: A Better World is a manifesto for the youth, the architects of the future, and a compelling argument for why a better India holds the key to a better world.
Published by Penguin Books India on 03/19/2018
Book details: 290 pages.
Revised version of papers presented at the CESS silver jubilee seminar held at Hyderabad in January 2006.
Published by Academic Foundation on 01/01/2009
Book details: 615 pages.
Surveys the many regional literatures of 20th century India.
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on 01/01/1996
Book details: 440 pages.
Discusses the political and economic aspects of each period as well as the social and cultural milieu, and includes a timeline, brief biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on 03/19/2018
Book details: 223 pages.
This book offer a fascinating peep into the mind and ideas of Gandhi and his dream for a vibrant and prosperous India.
Published by Rajpal & Sons on 03/19/2018
Book details: 344 pages.
The author of India: From Midnight to the Millennium provides a close-up portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, the influential politician who led his newly independent nation from colonialism into the modern world, and his lasting legacy in terms of India's history and world role. 12,500 first printing.
Published by Arcade Publishing on 03/19/2018
Book details: 282 pages.
Indian food is the world's most ancient cuisine, unique in its remarkable use of spices. Pat Chapman has fashioned a fascinating and evocative tribute to Indian cooking, filled with gorgeous and colorful photos, engaging stories, historical details, tips on utensils, ingredients, and preparation?and delicious recipes. With 200 mouthwatering dishes to choose from?including Aromatic Roast Lamb, Mustard-Spiced Prawns & Monkfish, and Vegetable Biriani?readers will be able to sample the country's culinary diversity and its distinctive regional specialties.
Published by New Holland Publishers on 03/01/2009
Book details: 256 pages.