ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Muddled View from the Top

Muddled View from the Top R S Morkhandikar Changing India by Sankar Ghose; Allied Publishers, Bombay, 1978; pp 290, Rs60.
WHEN a politician with some claims to scholarship, especially one who occupied ministerial positions during the critical years of 1972-77, writes a book on India's changing political and economic scene, one hopes to gain some insight into the decision-making process in the country, or at least to read an analysis of the political and economic crises that the country went through. Any one who takes up Sankar Ghose's "Changing India" with some such expectation is bound to be disappointed. She book is old matter in a new jacket. Three-fourth of the book contains material taken from the author's three other books published earlier.1 Whole paragraphs, with a few sentences dropped or added, from these books have been incorporated under new chapter titles. Since the book does not carry a preface or an introduction, one is at a loss to Understand what prompted the author to compile this book when he had so little new to say. A few paragraphs about the policies of the Janata government have been added wherever necessary.

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