Author: M S Sabnis
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817276127
An incisive look at the men and events that shaped the country in the post-independence era, and identifies the areas where self-interest of the privileged few has taken precedence over the welfare of the millions.
The author pinpoints the highly disturbing causative factors underlying the malady that today afflicts the nation, and goes on to suggest measures, which if taken seriously, may help alleviate the people's privations and hardship. The ubiquitous phenomenon of corruption, indiscipline and deteriorating work culture, excessive interference by political masters in administration and near-absence of social activism by the intelligentsia are among the factors which have favored incompetent men to come to power and to rule the country.
He argues that the intelligentsia can, no longer, afford to run away from the hustings which determine the leadership in a democracy.
CONTENTS: India That Never Fades / India That Forever Thrills / The United India that Was before August 1942 / The Indian Renaissance / India's Hopes Dashed / India Wins Freedom and Loses Peace and Unity / India That paid a Heavy Price for Freedom / That Prosperous India / Fifty Years of Freedom I & II /What Ails India's Development? / Fifty Years of Freedom III / India and China / India, China and Pakistan / China's unprovoked Military Aggression / Fifty Years of Freedom IV / India That Never Wavers / India's Democracy / India's Democracy, Bureaucracy and Development/ Why is India's Image Fading / Indiscipline That India Can Ill afford / How soon Will India master the Misfortune? / Let India's Image Brighten Up Again / Is India at the Crossroads? / Epilogue + Appendix A & B.
India That Never Fades
India that Forever Thrills
The United India That was before August 1942 - A World of Dedication
The Indian Renaissance
India's Hopes DashedùA 'No' to One United India
India Wins Freedom and Loses Peace and UnityùTriumph and Tragedy
India that paid a Heavy Price for Freedom
The Prosperous India
That Was Plundered
Fifty Years of Freedom - I
Fifty Years of Freedom - II
What Ails India's Development?
Fifty Years of Freedom - III
India and China
India, China and Pakistan
China's Unprovoked Military Aggression (1962)
Fifty Years of Freedom - IV
India that never Wavers
India's Democracy - Must Rest on Good Education
India's Democracy, Bureaucracy and Development ù Need for 'Social' Reforms
Why is India's Image Fading ?ùPower, Corruption and Scams
CHAPTER TWENTY ONE
Indiscipline that India can Illafford
CHAPTER TWENTY TWO
How Soon will India master the Misfortune?
CHAPTER TWENTY THREE
Let India's Image Brighten Up Again
CHAPTER TWENTY FOUR
Is India at the Crossroad?
Epilogue : Verse with Veteran's Verve