ISBN 9780670081325,In The Name Of The People

In The Name Of The People



Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780670081325

ISBN-10 0670081329

Hard Back

Number of Pages 264 Pages
Language (English)

Biographies & Autobiographies

In the Name of the People: Reflections on Democracy, Freedom and Development is a book that accumulates a number of articles written by K.R. Narayanan, and the speeches he enunciated over a span of almost five decades (1954-2000). The articles and speeches in this book vary based on the subject. Some of the topics he spoke and wrote on are, India's economic and social equality, the advantages of a parliamentary system, a democratic government, and the effects of science and technology on the Indian community. There are pages in the book that touch every reader and makes him focus on the strands of thought that bind our nation as an unbreakable substance. The primary thought behind these essays is to highlight the perceptions of the author and his reflections upon the nation throughout the glittering decades. The book takes the reader through a journey of one of the finest minds, which endeavored in enriching the national life. Kocheril Raman Narayanan was the President of India. He was born on the 27th of October, 1920, in Kerala, and went to the University College, Thiruvananthapuram. He started his career as a lecturer in a government college and has also worked as a journalist in The Hindu and the Times Of India. In 1992, he became the Vice President of the Indian Republic and was shortly elevated as the President. He passed away in the year 2005. Amartya Sen has written a foreword for this book.