A Book of Essays

    A Book of Essays  (English, Paperback, Kalpana Rajaram)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Spectrum Books
    • ISBN: 9788179304761, 8179304760
    • Edition: 2010
    • Pages: 674
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    The book presents essays, of about 1000-1500 words each on a wide range of topics – imaginative, current, controversial – and is designed to equip the reader with the necessary information on various topics. Besides, it directly and indirectly communicates to the reader the fundamental principles of essay writing. There is a long section of quotations for ready reference.

    Table of Contents

    • Introduction to the Essay
    • Paradoxes of Democracy
    • Democracy implies tolerance of dissent
    • The Role of Opposition in a Democracy
    • Role of Judiciary in a Democracy
    • Judicial Activism
    • Elections—Lacunae and Remedies
    • Corruption in Public Life
    • Politics and Religion
    • Communalism
    • The Politics of Communalism
    • The Rights and Wrongs of Conversion
    • Should there be reservations?
    • Women should have reserved seats in Parliament
    • Is India ready for a uniform civil code?
    • An Apolitical Defence Force
    • India’s Defence Needs in a Technological Scenario
    • United Nations—Role and Future
    • Human Rights
    • Can Human Rights be Universal Rights?
    • Status of Human Rights in Independent India
    • Human Rights and the Indian Armed Forces
    • Torture : The Living Death
    • The Changing Face of Terrorism
    • Can Terrorism be Justified?
    • Economic Liberalisation—Challenges before India
    • Privatisation of the Economy
    • Private Sector versus Public Sector
    • India’s Population and Its Economic Implications
    • Transforming our Huge Population into Human Resource
    • Development and Population Control
    • The Two-Child Norm for Population Control
    • People’s Participation in Development
    • Tourism : Potentials and Problems
    • The Changing Face of Indian Society
    • Changing Idea of Family
    • The Problems of Old Age
    • Law as an Instrument of Social Change
    • Morality and Law
    • Education in India—Lacunae and Remedies
    • Privatisation of Education: Solution to Resource Crunch
    • Child Labour
    • Problems of Working Women
    • Violence against Women
    • Women need empowerment
    • Ragging should be curbed
    • The Rights and Wrongs of Free Expression
    • Advertising and Social Responsibility
    • Indian Cinema and Social Responsibility
    • Challenge Before Television in India
    • Television and Teenage Violence
    • Foreign Media in India : Any Cause for Concern?
    • The Politics of Information
    • The Scientific attitude rather than science is the need of the day
    • Moral Dilemmas Inherent in Scientific Progress
    • Are science and art antithetical to each other?
    • Science and Literature
    • Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind
    • Computers: A Silent Revolution
    • Information Revolution
    • Sustainable Development and Environment
    • Pollution
    • Humans are the worst culprits in environmental degradation
    • Biodiversity
    • Are human beings able to cope with natural disasters?
    • What freedom means to me
    • Euthanasia : Can death be a therapy?
    • Non-Violence
    • Leadership
    • Leisure—Its Use and Abuse
    • If the British had not colonised India...
    • History repeats itself
    • History needs to be rewritten
    • On Good and Bad Neighbours
    • Superstitions
    • Sports sans Sportsmanship
    • Ethics in Sports
    • Why Ban English?
    • Men have failed; let women take over
    • India Today
    • The Indian Republic
    • Generation Gap
    • The Child is the Father of Man
    • Compassion is the basis of all morality
    • The road to happiness is always under construction 
    • Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds
    • Truth may be eclipsed but not extinguished
    • Crime : New Dimensions
    • Capital Punishment
    • If human beings can be cloned
    • Material Progress and Human Values
    • Animals too have rights
    • Growing Flexibility in Gender Roles of Men and Women
    • Relevance of Gandhi Today
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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2010
    • Exam
      • CSAT
    • Authored By
      • Kalpana Rajaram
    14 Reviews
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    excellent essay collecttion

    Very good collection of essays. Covers may relevant and important topics and provides updated information on them. The book covers many topics such as social , economic ,political issues of India. Various relating to world affairs are also provided This book is very helpful for various competitive examinations. .
    A must buy for any student.

    sambit sarangi

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    4 Feb, 2013

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    Its an excellent book especially for those who are going to give competitive exam in future , by this book one can have good fodder material and one can write his his ideas in an exam more comprehensively. MUST BUY.

    Anil Kumar

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    29 Dec, 2012

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    Best Buy!!!

    I can Guarantee you fellas that its worth buying... one of the best in the market... everything is good about the book, however the paper quality could have been a bit better (its good going by the price though). All I will say is -- A MUST BUY!! Really good and informative...

    Aditya Vikram Sharma S.

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    6 Oct, 2012

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    Rs.335 is the MRP

    I'd highly recommend you to buy this book from nearest book store as sellers here are charging way way way!!! too much. As far as book is concerned it is pretty good.

    4 stars for book
    stars for vendor.


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    3 Apr, 2016

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    Very good book

    all of the topics seem important. Study one essay daily; understand the concept and try to make a material of your own on the same topic. Don't make a verbatim of the available material.

    Debasis Mohanty

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    22 Aug, 2014

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    good book

    good book topics are recent and useful.......essay length is good and vocabulary used is also up to the mark....

    certainly one must consider this book

    anant Agarwal

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    10 Jul, 2014

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    Awesome writing style

    A very good book of essays with a list of quotations at the end of the book. Writing style is very good and very useful for competitive exams.You can get plenty of ideas and can learn a good style for writing from this book.Your vocabulary power must be up to date to read the essays in the book.Overall a compact package and must say worth buying.

    Tanmoy Ghosh

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    25 Apr, 2014

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    It's a must have

    contradictions galore as to which is the best book on essaysfor competitive exms. shun them aside and buy this if you are just not too good in essays. otherwise u wouldn't need any essay book.

    Deep Mukherjee

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    22 Apr, 2014

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    Good book for guidance only.

    This book is good as guide only. But CS aspirants are to develop their own style by repeated time bound and word limit bound tests and their evaluation by well versed persons, reading Editorial articles in The Hindu, T O I, Front-Line etc, great men like Gadhiji, Swami ji, Sri Aurobind , J B Shaw, Orwell, Amartya Sen etc writing.

    Arun Mukhopadhyay

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    28 Feb, 2014

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    spectrum essay book ----- not recommended

    spectrum's essay book is not recommended .it can not provide you a comprehensive viewpoint abt anything .it is just no of pages for which you pay.NOTHING ELSE.

    prof rajesh jaiswal

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    17 Dec, 2013

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