Breaking Free of Nehru: Let's Unleash India!

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Breaking Free of Nehru, 2008 - Government accountability - 267 pages
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The book discusses the impact of Nehruvian socialism on freedom in India. It reflects on India s post-independence experience and finds that India needs to move well beyond socialist paradigms towards freedom and innovation if it wishes to retrieve its status as a great nation. It then traces the causes of India`s political and bureaucratic corruption, its poverty, and its large, illiterate population. The book then proposes numerous ways to transform India`s governance thorough competitive, freedom-based, solutions. Solutions recommended range from a re-write of the Indian Constitution in order to make it simpler and clearly focused on freedom, to the radical restructure of the Indian public services based on modern public sector reforms across the world. It advocates state funding of elections, raising the salaries of politicians significantly, freeing the labour market, imposing carbon taxes on pollution, seeking compensatory payments from developed countries for their prior carbon emissions, and complete privatisation of school and university education. It argues that India can, and should, aspire to be the world s best in everything it does. I believe that no Indian should settle for anything less than that.
  

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This is one of the best written books ever on Indian political system and steps written to overhaul the underlying problems seem to be quite pragmatic. Hope that many would read and understand the root causes of our own created problems..
After reading this, i recommended to many friends but they did not show any interest. I BELIEVE ONCE any body read this book at least he would start understanding the ways public fund being misused and public being fooled each time by all political parties. THIS BOOK TEACHES TO QUESTION THE MYTH.
 

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This is indeed the best book written on the past ,current and solutions for better future for India.it demolishes many myths fed to the Indians by politicians and social scholars which have done immense harm to the country..
Anyone who wants to know why India is in a mess today and how it can be changed must read this book..personally, I read this book 2 yr ago and it has changed my views completely about what's wrong with Indian economy,politics and policies..must read for everyone who cares about India..
 

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