Because of its natural wealth, India has long been a tempting prize for invaders, yet foreign forces such as the Mughal Empire and the British did not destroy Indias vibrant spirit. Rather, external influences often became absorbed into the mix of different peoples, languages, religions, and regional traditions, creating a lasting culture of great depth. This book recounts the history of India and much of present-day Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as the factors that have contributed to Indias epic economic successes in recent times. Memorable images texture the narrative and vividly animate the story of this unique nation.
Examining the underlying logic of the strategic and economic partnership between the Republic of Korea and India, this book is the first detailed study of the numerous facets — cultural, economic, people-to-people, and strategic — of blossoming relations between two major Asian democracies. This comprehensive survey documents the interaction between the two governments, relying on facts and hitherto unpublished original records provided by India’s Ministry of External Affairs; offers an illuminating account of India’s active role as a neutral party in the post-Second World War events of the Korean War and the division of the Korean Peninsula; and provides a vision of the future direction of India–Korea relations. The author also shares candid observations of Korean society and its people during his service as Ambassador of India in Seoul. The work will be useful to policy makers as well as students of politics and international relations, strategic studies, economics, and contemporary world history.
According to the Mission Statements of the Republic of India, as Enlisted in the Preamble to the Constitution of India
Author: George Varuggheese
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
Category: Political Science
The book The Idea of Being Indians and the Making of India is a must read for all Indians. It informs them why India is a colony of its middle class who keeps the 80 percent of the population out of the benefits of all economic planning and development. The answer is that the struggle for Indias freedom was waged by its middle-class leaders only to drive the British out of power and not to get rid of the feudal-fascist governance structures of administration, judiciary, and police, which were crushing us, according to Nehrus admission in his book The Discovery of India. These crushing structures, our leaders themselves took over and had the taste of the power and pelf that flowed, and their feast still continues while the nation gets the human development ranking at 136 among 187 nations, according the latest Human Development Report released by the UNDP in March 2013. The book narrates in lucid language that the noble and highly egalitarian missions of the Indian Republic, contained in the Preamble to the Constitution of India, could not be translated into experiential comforts for people of this country only because they were not compatible with the feudal-fascist revenue-collection-oriented structures inherited from the British. The book argues that when leaders who, after making a set of highly republican and democratically oriented development objectives for their country, adopt them as the Preamble to the Constitution of India instead of creating relevant democratic republican governance structures to implement, they deliberately pick up the regressive feudal-fascist governance structures used by the colonial government for their selfish ends. It is tantamount not only to a political scam but to a spiritual one. The author gives a twelve-point sarvodaya good governance model' as remedy to these strategic errors of our founding fathers and for making a resurgent India with the help of the mission statements of the Indian Republic enshrined in the Preamble to the Constitution of India. The author argues that the mission statements in the Preamble to the Constitution of India contain the idea of being Indians of a healthy, prosperous, and peaceful society at total or 100 percent population level. The making of India of such a society is in the hands of the people of India, especially the youth.
Lessons from the People's Republic of China and India
Author: Klaus Gerhaeusser,Yoshihiro Iwasaki,V. B. Tulasidhar
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
Category: Business & Economics
The economies of the People's Republic of China and India have seen dramatic growth in recent years. As their respective successes continue to reshape the world's economic landscape, noted Chinese and Indian scholars have studied the two countries' development paths, in particular their rich and diverse experiences in such areas as education, information technology, local entrepreneurship, capital markets, macroeconomic management, foreign direct investment, and state-owned enterprise reforms. Drawing on these studies, ADB has produced a timely collection of lessons learned that serves as a valuable refresher on the challenges and opportunities ahead for developing economies, especially those in Asia and the Pacific.