The India Mosaic

The India Mosaic

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Author: Bibek Debroy
D Shyam Babu/
Editor(s): Bibek Debroy & D Shyam Babu
Publisher: Academic Foundation
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 285
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171883559


The India Mosaic Searching for an Identity is essentially a collection writings borne out of deliberate thinking to pen down one's thoughts on the Idea of India. The authors/contributors to this volume together represent a varied cross-section of India's intelligentsia.

The Idea of India has been interpreted by different people in different ways. Perhaps there is no single idea of India at all. Whatever be the interpretation (or interpretations) of the Idea of India, there is an unambiguous sense that there is an attempt to change the Idea of India, Consciously, to any Indian, the Idea of India triggers a lot of thoughts, some overwhelming feelings maybe, but far too many questions. Perhaps for most, there aren't any easy answers.

There is plenty of food for thought in these papers about what India stands for and about what it should stand for. The world and India are bullish about the Indian economic performance in the next 20 or even 50 years. A recent Goldman Sachs report (Dreaming with BRICs: The Path to 2050) is but one instance. The economy is the easy part. But India stands for much more than the overall economic performance alone. There is much in this volume for India's citizens to think about.



Idea of India
Ideas of India in Conflict
The Idea of India-Some Doubts and Queries
Fraternity and Reconciliation-Next Phase in Nation Building
To Kill the Mockingbird-Madarsahs in India: Past, Present, and Future
The Muslim Educational Problem and the Urdu Dimension
India, 1947-2003: The Dangers of Communalism and Urdu Education
The Indian Media and the Idea of India: A Patchy Democratisation
Re-Appraising The Idea of India
Beyond Selfishness
A Vision for India
The Idea of India and the Economic Tryst
Law, Property Rights and Indigenous People
My Vision of India: 2047 AD
An Ideal India - A View from Below
The Idea of India-Bollywood Style