ISBN 9788121212311,India Today: Issues Before The Nation: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor (Dr.) K. Raman Pillai

India Today: Issues Before The Nation: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor (Dr.) K. Raman Pillai



Kalpaz Publications

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788121212311

ISBN-10 8121212316

Hard Back

Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)

Archaeological theory

India has been projected as an emerging great power in the world. Certainly, the nation is endowed with all the basic assets required for its realisation. India is a reservoir of a huge, intellectually gifted, man power and rich natural resources. Geo-politically, it enjoys a strategic position which few countries of the world can boast of. Above all, India is the largest democracy in the world. Yet, the puzzle is: what holds back India from wisely utilising all these basic assets and becomes a shining model of a great democracy, occupying a top slot in the human development index in the world? Is it being undermined from within by the Indian Quislings and Mir Jaffers at the behest of foreign vested interests? Or, are there other debilitating factors connected to state policies and institutional weaknesses, which also contribute to perpetuate this situation? Pertinent is also the question whether the country is taken away from the expected path of self-reliance and self-sufficiency, to a track of debilitating foreign dependency. Equally important is whether the Indian state is hollowed out, detrimental to the welfare of the marginalised people in society. This book examines the ground realities and put forward solutions to various current problems, for making India a great country in the world.