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DetailsIn this collection of essays, edited and with an introduction by Romila Thapar, fourteen of India's foremost scholars and specialists in various fields explore the challenges that lie before twenty-first century India in its quest for a democratic and just society. Globalization and the IT revolution provide a new context to the problems faced by contemporary India. But will globalization ensure rapid economic growth and development in the face of low literacy, rising population, and the gradual withdrawal of the State from social commitments? Will imitation westernization, and the consumerism that comes with it, further a just society? What are the strains that democracy will be subjected to in the empowerment struggle by marginalized groups, and the growing social and economic disparities that are often accompanied by violence and terrorism? How will India's multiculturalism be affected by the upsurge of various identities and of exclusionist nationalism? Will the family as an institution be transformed to enhance gender justice? Will new technology ensure the autonomy of the media? Can the mauling of the Indian landscape be halted? Covering a large canvas, this book compels us to look at the hard choices before India in the early decades of this millennium. About the author: Romila Thapar (born 30 November 1931) is an Indian historian as well as an Emeritus professor whose principal area of study is ancient India. She is the author of several books including the popular volume, A History of India, and is currently Professor Emerita at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. She has twice been offered the Padma Bhushan award, but has declined both times
SKU Code IBD B 299 Weight in Kg 0.2940 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780140298833 Author Name Romila Thapar Publisher Name PENGUIN INDIA