Jan 11, 2013 12:35 PM
N Vittal’s book ‘Ending Corruption: How to Clean Up India’ provides a valuable insight into the political, official, commercial dimensions of corruption, writes former Indian ambassador G. Parathasarthy.
[Transparency] [Governance] [Accountability]
Dec 20, 2012 06:23 PM
The launch of the book Let’s Call Him Vasu: With the Maoists in Chhattisgarh generated an explosive debate on the pattern of development currently undertaken, reportage in the Red Corridor and the rights of tribals vis–à–vis the policies of the State.
[Development] [Maoism] [India]
Dec 12, 2012 11:52 AM
Governments and aid agencies fail to tackle urban poverty because they fail to understand it, according to a new book "Urban Poverty in the Global South" that paints the most detailed picture to date of how a billion-plus poor people live in towns and cities worldwide. The book challenges policymakers with new portrait of urban poverty.
[Policy makers] [Development] [Urban poverty]
Dec 04, 2012 05:05 PM Tavleen Singh’s new book Durbar is a memoir that provides an insider’s perspective of the Nehru-Gandhi family, the origins and spread of dynastic politics in India, the cult of sycophancy and the ensuing impact on governance in the country.
Nov 25, 2012 11:45 AM
In the exotic Nicobar Islands, Syeda Hameed and Gunjan Veda encountered hope in the face crushing tragedy. They met Meena who was running a makeshift school for children after the tsumani destroyed everything familiar; they met three-year-old Jennifer, whose bright smile faded each time someone mentioned her mother, who had been swept away by the merciless seas; and they landed up as the wedding guests of Herbert and Christie, who were trying to start life afresh even as they mourned the loss of their parents. An excerpt from ‘Beautiful Country – Stories From Another India’
[Natural disaster] [Women]
Nov 20, 2012 02:55 PM
The book- The Politics of Poverty: Planning India's Development - sounds contemporary about policy paralysis, says Dr Bimal Jalan, former Governor of India’s central bank, Reserve Bank of India.
[Dr Bimal Jalan] [TN Ninan] [Indian Government] [Sanjaya Baru] [The Financial Express] [India's central Bank] [Pratap Bhanu Mehta] [Nehruism] [DK Rangnekar]
Oct 30, 2012 04:55 PM
In India Grows at Night: A Liberal Case for a Strong State, author Gurcharan Das underlines the problems in India and argues for a strong liberal state with a commitment to do the right thing.
[Economy] [South Asia] [India]
Oct 12, 2012 03:55 PM
The book Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India, written by Joseph Lelyveld, is a biography of Mahatma Gandhi who led India to independence from Britain in 1947.
[India] [South Asia] [Mahatma Gandhi]
Sep 21, 2012 11:40 AM Katherine Boo in her book Beautiful Forevers talks about the social deformities of ignoring the downtrodden sections in India’s urban spaces. The author does not endeavour to discover solutions of these oddities. Her work is close to judge the peoples living in these ghettos through personal and social investigations rather impersonalizing it in the overtures of remote policy corners.
Aug 24, 2012 10:35 AM
Always an enigma, Myanmar has always fascinated many. Benedict Rogers' first-hand journalistic account of Burma brings out the many complex facets of the country; and shows a nation at the crossroads of change.
Aug 16, 2012 01:50 PM Ruchir Sharma’s Breakout Nations underlines that if China, Brazil, Russia and India don’t innovate with new, productivity-oriented reforms in the economy, these economies won’t graduate to the high income category, says MK Venu, Managing Editor, The Financial Express, in his review for the Governance Knowledge Centre.
The Reality of Corporate Social Responsibility:Case Studies on the Impact of CSR on Workers in China, South Korea, India and Indonesia
Aug 13, 2012 05:13 PM As Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been practiced in many different ways, the book, tries to present Asian context by investigating how CSR activities has been impacting people on the ground.
Aug 06, 2012 06:21 PM Ilina Sen, wife of Dr Binayak Sen, teaches women’s studies at the Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University in Wardha, Maharashtra. Here is an excerpt from her book "Ilina Sen: Trying To Make Sense". According to her, as she puts it in this excerpt, her “first brush with the state’s archaic and police systems”.
Jul 30, 2012 12:00 PM In the book, Reshaping Tomorrow: Is South Asia Ready for the Big Leap?, editor and economic advisor, Ejaz Ghani, provides perspectives on South Asia's future. The book looks at both an optimistic outlook as well as a pessimistic one with recommendations for policymakers to take timely action.
Jul 26, 2012 05:16 PM Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity is the latest publication in the Worldwatch Institute’s flagship State of the World series, which remains the most recognized and authoritative resource for research and policy solutions on critical global issues.
Jul 20, 2012 04:26 PM Bina Agarwal, Director and Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, in an excerpt from her book, Making A Difference: Memoirs From The Women’s Movement In India, writes about the promises and challenges of the women’s movement in India.
Jul 17, 2012 12:51 PM This book talks about the social dimensions of ‘Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation’ (REDD) in Latin America. It is the first book which comprehensively examines REDD policies across Latin America and also raises questions over some of the basic assumptions that underpin REDD policies in Latin America.
Jul 15, 2012 10:00 AM
Vandana Shiva, a renowned environmentalist and activist, in an excerpt from her memoir, published in 'Making A Difference: Memoirs From The Women’s Movement In India’ (Women Unlimited), describes how Chipko movement changed her life.
[Environmental activism] [Conservation]
Jul 12, 2012 12:58 PM Get a fascinating look at the socialisation of the LTTE women cadres, which was achieved through ideological indoctrination and training, in this excerpt from the newly-released, Women In Terrorism: Case of the LTTE.
Jul 04, 2012 04:10 PM As a significant contribution towards the 40-year-celebrations of the World Heritage Convention, this publication draws on the experiences and views of young people (18 to 29 years of age), who live and / or work in these unique places. This publication offers conceptual understanding, expert interviews, suggestions for educational activities, and a lot of multimedia background material on an annexed CD.