Author: Swami Ranganathananda
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178230216
Democracy is the spirit of this age and India happens to be the largest democracy in the world. Hence greater is the responsibility of India to be the kindly light leading the comity of nations as in earlier epochs. In a democracy the quality of the administration counts a lot. If the administration is just and impartial, strict in principle sand liberal in execution, the concept of the welfare state will no longer be a pious platitude. How this can be achieved is the thrust of this latest book of Swami Ranganathananda who has been a globe trotter (going round the world) for the last half a century, addressing elite audiences in the East and the West on practical politics leavened by spirituality.
Democratic Administration in the Light of Practical Vedanta is a nosegay of seven lectures delivered by the Swami on various occasions from 1968 to 1986 to gatherings of administrators in cities as wide apart as Thiruvanantapuram and New Delhi. This was published in 1996 with the first six lectures. In this revised edition one more lecture is added and the size of the book made bigger.
The Philosophy of Democratic Administration
Social Responsibilities of Public Administrators
The Science of Human Energy Resources
Human Values in Administration
The Role of Local Self-Government Institutions in Our Democracy
Administrative Efficiency and Human Resource Development
The Philosophy of Service