ISBN 9788178298832,Transitional Puzzles

Transitional Puzzles


Amlan Datta



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788178298832

ISBN-10 817829883X


Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)


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. Table of Contents Dedication 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

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