Author: Eminent ContributorsPublisher: Wiley Eastern LimitedYear: 1993Language: EnglishPages: 278ISBN/UPC (if available): 812240488x
This volume contains proceedings and three papers presented at the third international conference and attended by luminaries from all over the world. to deliberate on causes and ideas dear to Indira Gandhi.The challenges we face today are simply galore. The decline of empires old and new in this century; the assertion of self-determination and independence by large and small groups of people; the devastation wrought by world wars, local wars and internecine strife the creation and demolition of ente'ntes, blocs and walls; the exhilarating spectacle of yesterdays' implacable foes becoming today's eager friends; the sunrise and sunset of much acclaimed revolutions; the disillusionment over ideologies, doctrines and dogmas, particularly that of state-directed economic management; the uncheckable march of consumerism; the prevalence of hunger and destitution amidst world-wide plenty; the collapse of faith and spiritual tranquility going hand in hand with the rise of fundamentalism - all these demand earnest thinking about the ways in which human beings and other living species can endure on earth and live in harmony and hope, freedom and worthwhileness.Besides 26 papers by eminent contributors, the conference deliberated on the following themes:I Democratic Equitable World Order and Security, the Role of the United Nations2. Economic Organization, Entrepreneurship and State Mediation3. Individual Freedom and Collective Responsibility4. Environment, Population and the Dilemmas of Development5 Science and Technology, Culture and Religion, Education for Peace.