Author: R Gopal KrishnaPublisher: UBS PublishersYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 450ISBN/UPC (if available): 817476268X
This book is a portrait of post-independence India - and it tells the story of a nation betrayed by its politicians, by its ruling class. Does Svaraj mean anything to us, and does the government govern? Why is there so much violence as well as untruth in the land of the Mahatma and what are the causes of our moral and intellectual decline? These are among the questions the author seeks to answer. He also discusses a wide range of issues including the farcical nature of our democracy, poverty and development, decay of villages and cities, the language problem, culture and national unity.It is the story of a nation that makes and unmakes itself, a story of the turmoil in which it finds itself as a result of the failure of our rulers to come to grips with our basic problems, and unfulfilled aspirations of the people, and the break-down of age-old institutions like caste.The author also presents new insights into Gandhiji, Panditji and other leaders and into the events that have shaped our recent history.And will India be able to preserve its identity in the face of continuing European colonialism and the threat from its neighbors.
Author's NoteCHAPTER IThe Years of SerfdomCHAPTER IIProblems without endCHAPTER IIIThe Bloody Dawn of FreedomCHAPTER IVThe Nehru RegimeCHAPTER VNehru The ManCHAPTER VIBose, Gandhiji and NehruCHAPTER VIINehru and the worldCHAPTER VIIINehru and the Rediscovery of AsiaCHAPTER IXIndia without NehruCHAPTER XThe Indian National Congress : The Banyan Tree becomes a ShrubCHAPTER XIThe Gandhian LegacyCHAPTER XIIArt we fit for Democracy ?CHAPTER XIIIThe ConstitutionCHAPTER XIVIs this svaraj ?CHAPTER XVPoverty and ProsperityCHAPTER XVIDevelopment and DecayCHAPTER XVII"Meghasandesham"CHAPTER XVIIIThe Clash of TongueCHAPTER XIXEducation-and ScienceCHAPTER XXCulture and Anarchy (I)CHAPTER XXICulture and Anarchy (II)CHAPTER XXIIGames that Grown-UPS PlayCHAPTER XXIIIThe Role of the PressCHAPTER XXIVThe Role of the PressCHAPTER XXVA Nation in TurmoilCHAPTER XXVIthe White peril : Europe, India and the worldCHAPTER XXVIIA Lament for IndiaIndex