Monday, 25 March 2019

Between You and Me: Flight to Societal Moksha by Atul Khanna | Book Review

Summary:

A young soul trapped in an old body.

A ticking clock slower than time.

Can this be the ironic destiny of 600 million bright and young Indians? Are we born free and yet trapped by our circumstances?

Between You and Me is a conversation that makes the reader ponder about the much-needed transformational changes for the twenty-first century. Why should we get up to act only when we are pushed to the corner? After all, a stitch in time saves nine. Could it be that the parameters of economics, administration, democracy, and social and political constitutions were all ideated and executed for another era? Will tinkering with these institutions help or are fresh ideas needed?

Encompassing an extensive discussion and analysis of what comprise our society-government, economy, education, healthcare, science, technology and so on-this book gives the reader a holistic view of India and helps in deriving solution-oriented ideas for a new societal design and structure which will ensure a thriving democracy. It presents the hope and aspiration of an ancient society that wants to break through the colonial legacy and land safely into the future. It is a gripping petition with operating models for redefining the citizen's role-from the audience to the hero-which, if implemented, would bring societal moksha of peace, power and prosperity.


Author:

Societal Moksha

Publisher:

Bloomsbury India

Release date:

September 18th 2018

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 304 Pages

The governance models based on social, constitutional, economic and administrative structure were conceptualised in the nineteenth century or earlier and were executed in the twentieth century. India is our setting, but the problem is universal. This book challenges the existing structures and provokes the youth to think out of the box to combat such challenges.

The book starts with refrences from history about Karan and Eklavya, to show how immemorial the society has been unfair to the most deserving. The book is regarding the constitution of India. It is divided into three parts. The author has analyzed multiple issues faced by the citizens of India. The book provides theories for a new structure to thrive in this current democracy.

The book is well-written and well-structured. The writing style of the author is wonderful. It was like a conversation between author and the reader which made the book easy to read. The language of the book is lucid and gripping. This book was overall a very good reading.

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