The book is an ambitious attempt to explore ways to strengthen India economically, politically and spiritually and make it one of the most powerful and flourishing nations in the world in the coming decades. Authored by a committed and inquiring researcher, it analyses the factors responsible for the ramshackle state of affairs in the country as a result of many a malaise misgovernance, corruption, industrial failure and dwindling economy to name a few. Taking up various areas for focused study, like India s resources, political administration, economic growth, development programmes at various levels and impact of globalisation, it examines the mistakes made in the past, partly because of ignorance and partly because of selfish motives, in approach, strategies adopted, execution of plans and programmes and evaluation.
Giving vital facts and figures garnered through intense research, the work points out how and why India lags behind in rural development, population control, reform of education, water management, disaster management, power generation, tourism, environmental issues, reform of police and judiciary and of defence services, and presents insightful and thought provoking suggestions on how the situation can be remedied. It has also attempted to provide solutions to addressing problems in the NE states and the Kashmir issue.
Owing to the nature of the subject here discussed and the author s unique holistic approach and original perspective in addressing issues, the book will interest a large range of readers keen to watch India progress. They will feel as if the author is talking about them and is concerned for the well-being. Its fluent style of writing makes the approach all the more realistic and interesting.