India of My Dreams

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Dr. Surendra Kumar, Pradeep Kumar Kapur
Academic Foundation, 2008 - History - 229 pages
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A unique collection of thoughts, ideas, views and vision of some of the brightest brains and most respected individuals‚€”from senior cabinet ministers to role model captains of industry; from internationally acclaimed economists to diplomats par excellence and think-tank honchos; from IT innovators to provocative journalists‚€”all jostle together in this volume sharing glimpses of India of their dreams.
Sheer diversity of subjects, strength of arguments, force of articulation and the breadth of vision is sure to provoke the reader to think about India‚€¶
Contributors / Discussants
Mani Shankar Aiyar, M.J. Akbar, Mythili Bhusnurmath, Marshall Bouton, P. Chidambaram, Sadia Dehlvi, Meghnad Desai, Sheila Dikshit, N. Gopalaswami, Dipak C. Jain, Meira Kumar, Surendra Kumar, Wangari Muta Maathai, Sonal Mansingh, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Pranab Mukherjee, Satish Nambiar, Saeed Naqvi, Shivraj Patil, Sam Pitroda, Lalu Prasad, Azim Premji, Varun Sahni, Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Shashi Tharoor, J.S. Verma
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
An Indian Perspective
15
Abject Poverty can
21
Essential
27
What Indians Americans
33
Dreaming for a Better Society
43
Bhagidari tor Building a Better India
104
Bhagidari for Building a Better India
105
Empowerment of the Poor
141
Need of a Just Equitable and Inclusive Society in the 21st Century
157
An Alert Impartial Efficient and Effective
163
Making Rights Choices
172
Making Rights Choices
173
From Communication to Knowledge
179
An Impartial Trustworthy and Peoplefriendly
187
India at Sixty
199

Knowledge for a More Just Equitable and Inclusive Society
111
Historic Turnaround of the Indian Railways
119
Emergence of India and China as Major Economic Powers
127
Science and Technology for Indias Economic Development and Prosperity
135
India of My Dreams
214
SURENDRA KUMAR
216
Islam Jehad and Global War on Terrorism
223
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Surendra Kumar is a historian, a diplomat, and the former Indian Ambassador to Mozambique, Libya, and Eritrea; the High Commissioner to Kenya, Swaziland, and Malta; the Consul General of India in†Chicago; and the Minster to London. He is the author of In the Minds of the Maestros, Kokila, Legends of India Cinema, and Sirf Sipahi.

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