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Transitional puzzles : reflections on social, economic and political issues

Author: Amlan Datta
Publisher: New Delhi, India ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2009.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amlan Datta
ISBN: 9788178298832 817829883X
OCLC Number: 276406153
Description: xvi, 287 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Our ever-increasing family --
Unity today --
Transitional puzzles --
Economics of urban agglomerations --
Sustainable growth --
Industrialisation and social reconstruction --
Beyond the short run --
The great transition --
Towards an alternative economic order --
New perspectives of economic development --
Democracy, rural reconstruction and humanism --
Higher education in India: a dilemma --
Education, science and economic development --
Tagore's philosophy of education --
Power of religion --
Ambedkar : a rebel with a cause --
On Gandhism --
What Gandhi meant by God --
Kumarappa's critique of high industrialisation --
Life world : private and public domains --
Beyond the clash of civilisations --
The problem of corruption --
Atheistic idolatry --
The decline of communism --
Reason, revolution and social progress --
The limits of hedonism --
Beyond the welfare state --
The future of India's polity --
People's power --
The spirit of Indian democracy --
Quest for the ideal --
A new radicalism --
Socialism reviewed --
The liberal approach --
A finer humanism.
Responsibility: Amlan Datta.

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