The Elephant Paradigm

The Elephant Paradigm

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The Elephant Paradigm: India Wrestles With Change Is, Quite Simply, About An Ancient CivilizationaRsquo;S Reawakening To The SpiritaMdash;And PotentialaMdash;Of Its Youth. Following Up On The Success Of India Unbound, Which Took Up The Process Of IndiaaRsquo;S Transformation In The 1990S From A Closed To An Open Economy, The Elephant Paradigm Ranges Over A Vast AreaaMdash;Covering Subjects As Varied As Panchayati Raj, National Competitiveness, And The Sacred And Philosophical Concerns Of The Average Indian Consequent To IndiaaRsquo;S Entry Into What The Author Calls The aLsquo;Age Of LiberationaRsquo;. While India May Never Roar Ahead Like The Asian Tigers, Das Argues, It Will Advance Like A Wise Elephant, Moving Steadily And Surely, Pausing Occasionally To Reflect On Its Past And To Enjoy The Journey. Gurcharan Das Employs The Essay Form To Sew Together Varied Facets Of This Remarkable Transition. Divided Into Three Sections, The Book First Establishes A Context For The Changes That Have Occurred, And Then Assesses How We Have ChangedaMdash;Or Not ChangedaMdash;In Our Public And Private Lives. As He Sweeps Over The Major Political, Social And Economic Developments, He Does Not Forget To Examine The Individual Beliefs And Aspirations That Underpin The Process. Crisp, Insightful And Witty, These Essays Capture Both The Disappointments And The Joys That Resulted From The aRsquo;90S Revolution And Serve As An Essential Guide To The New India. aNbsp;He would a#39;fixa#39; the meter so that her bill would be around Rs 1, 000, provided she paid him Rs 3, 000 regularly. ... and the consumer decides from whom to buy power, in the same way as she decides whether she wants a BPL or a Samsung TV.


Title:The Elephant Paradigm
Author: Gurcharan Das
Publisher:Penguin Books India - 2002-01-01
ISBN-13:

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