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Transitional Puzzles
Reflections on Social, Economic and Political Issues

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Development Economics

October 2008 | 304 pages | SAGE India
Transitional Puzzles: Reflections on Social, Economic and Political Issues is a collection of essays on India. Remarkable for its jargon-free clarity, the book is intended for the common man who seeks to understand the India he lives in. The articles offer simple analysis of complex policies, dealing with varied and vast issues such as values in a shifting Indo-Western scenario, education and industry in times of political changes, sustainable growth, industrialization and social reconstruction, alternative economic order, higher education in India, Gandhism, human values, and Indian democracy. The discourse also introduces original concepts such as Life-World and Neo-Radicalism.

This collection will be an invaluable source of knowledge for a wide readership; the average informed reader will find the content most enriching. Besides, it will also hold the interest of those involved in the studies of Sociology, Politics and Economics.

 
Introduction
 
Our Ever-Increasing Family
 
Unity Today
 
Transitional Puzzles
 
Economics of Urban Agglomerations
 
Sustainable Growth
 
Industrialisation and Social Reconstruction
 
Beyond the Short Run
 
The Great Transition
 
Towards an Alternative Economic Order
 
New Perspectives of Economic Development
 
Democracy, Rural Reconstruction and Humanism
 
Higher Education in India: A Dilemma
 
Education, Science and Economic Development
 
Tagore's Philosophy of Education
 
Power of Religion
 
Ambedkar: A Rebel with a Cause
 
On Gandhism
 
What Gandhi meant by God
 
Kumarappa's Critique of High Industrialisation
 
Life world: Private and Public Domains
 
Beyond the Clash of Civilisations
 
The Problem of Corruption
 
Atheistic Idolatry
 
The Decline of Communism
 
Reason, Revolution and Social Progress
 
The Limits of Hedonism
 
Beyond the Welfare State
 
The Future of India's Polity
 
People's Power
 
The Spirit of Indian Democracy
 
Quest for the Ideal
 
A New Radicalism
 
Socialism Reviewed
 
The Liberal Approach
 
A Finer Humanism
 
Index

The sheer breadth of the collection will provide insightful material for readers involved in social, political and economic studies.

South Asia Research

This is the work of a roving mind that is bound to engage anyone interested in the wide expanse of issues confronting the developing world on its march towards industrialisation.

Business India

The book touches upon a number of issues, ideas and institutions at the global level with a special outlook towards India. It discusses the important issues in bits and pieces without going into jugglery of scientific terms and statistical formulations.

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Amlan Datta

Amlan Datta, an octogenarian scholar, is a well-known economist and educationist, and has held various positions such as Head of the Department of Economics and Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Calcutta, Vice Chancellor of University of North Bengal, Director of Gandhian Institute of Studies and thereafter Vice Chancellor of Vishwa Bharati University, Shantiniketan. Possessing a sharp incisive mind that belies his age, he is a prolific writer on economic, social, political and philosophical issues both in English and Bengali. He received the Vidyasagar Award in 1999. His articles in newspapers discuss current issues and are widely... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788178298832
₹575.00