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India of My Dreams   

India of My Dreams

EDITORs: Surendra Kumar & Pradeep K. Kapur

Hard Bound Book (9¾” x 9¾”) :   Pages : 230
2008  Edition   :   ISBN 13: 978-81-7188-689-0
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ABOUT THE BOOK :

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…


ABOUT THE EDITORS :

Surendra Kumar is a historian by education, diplomat by profession and a sensitive author and poet. He has represented India in a dozen countries in the last three and a half decades in various capacities as: Ambassador to Mozambique, Libya, Eritrea and Democratic Republic of Congo; High Commissioner to Kenya, Swaziland and Malta; Consul General in Chicago, Minister (Press, Information and Culture) London; PR of India to UNEP & UN-HABITAT; Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; and Dean, Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi.

Pradeep K. Kapur, Joint Secretary, Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs is a career diplomat of the Indian Foreign Service, and has interest in the theory and practice of economic, political and cultural diplomacy. He has been India’s Ambassador to Cambodia, and has served in various capacities in the Ministry of External Affairs and in the Indian Embassies abroad. He has studied at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Delhi), Oxford University, UK, and has been a faculty member at Georgetown University, Washington DC.


CONTENTS IN DETAIL :

Foreword

Introduction

1.

The World Today: An Indian Perspective

Pranab Mukherjee

2.

India of My Dreams: Abject Poverty can be Eradicated

P. Chidambaram

3.

Acceptance of Anekantvada: Essential for Strengthening India’s Democracy

Shivraj Patil

4.

India’s Rise: What Indians, Americans and Chinese Think

Marshall Bouton

5.

Dreaming for a Better Society

Wangari Muta Maathai

6.

India of My Dreams

Abhishek Manu Singhvi

7.

Branding India in a Global Context

Dipak C. Jain

8. Realising India’s Soft Power Potential for Shaping it’s Future

Shashi Tharoor

9.

India of My Dreams: Spectacular Future Beckons India

Sunil Bharti Mittal

10.

Bhagidari for Building a Better India

Sheila Dikshit

11.

Knowledge for a More Just, Equitable and Inclusive Society

Sam Pitroda

12.

Historic Turn-around of the Indian Railways

Lalu Prasad

13.

Emergence of India and China as Major Economic Powers

Meghnad Desai

14.

Science and Technology for India’s Economic Development and Prosperity

Kapil Sibal

15.

India of My Dreams: Empowerment of the Poor

Mani Shankar Aiyar

16.

Need of a Just, Equitable and Inclusive Society in the 21st Century

Meira Kumar

17. An Alert, Impartial, Efficient and Effective Election Commission:
A Must for Strengthening Democracy

N Gopalaswami

18.

India of My Dreams: Making Rights Choices

Azim Premji

19.

From Communication to Knowledge

Sam Pitroda

20.

An Impartial, Trustworthy and People-friendly Judiciary: An Indispensable Pillar for Democracy

J. S. Verma

21.

India at Sixty

Surendra Kumar
Sonal Mansingh
Satish Nambiar
Saeed Naqvi
Varun Sahni
Mythili Bhusnurmath
Sadia Dehlvi
J. S. Verma

22.

India of My Dreams

Surendra Kumar

23.

Islam, Jehad and Global War on Terrorism

M. J. Akbar


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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