'It must be read by every Indian.' —Gurcharan Das, author of ‘India Unbound’
‘Breaking Free of Nehru: Let’s Unleash India’ is an energetic and visionary study of freedom in contemporary India. Sanjeev Sabhlok begins by asking why India wanted independence in the first place – namely, to achieve individual freedom. He then asks whether India is truly free today. Sabhlok analyses the factors that are constricting India’s freedom and causing rampant corruption and blatant inefficiency in Indian governments, and Nehruvian socialism becomes the prime suspect. This study ultimately recommends that India should break free of Nehru’s legacy of socialism, and at the same time should significantly strengthen Nehru’s legacy of democracy. The study then postulates a set of policies of freedom whose proper implementation will clean up India’s abject poverty. Sabhlok’s analysis and research makes use of a repertoire of knowledge and experience that included working for 25 years in governments in India and Australia.
About the Author
Sanjeev Sabhlok entered the Indian Administrative Service in 1982 and resigned eighteen years later, as a commissioner and secretary to the Meghlaya Government. He received a doctorate in economics from the USA in 1999, and has worked in the Australia public sector in regulatory policy and enforcement since 2001.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Freedom in Indian Life
CHAPTER 2: Overview of a Free Society
CHAPTER 3: Problems with our Constitution
CHAPTER 4: Causes of Political Corruption in India
CHAPTER 5: Why is our Bureaucracy so Inept?
CHAPTER 6: Unleashing India - A Blueprint
APPENDIX 1: Our Accountability
APPENDIX 2: Analysis of Declared election Expenses of a Parliamentary Election; Notes; Index
Brilliant - Freedon and not Democracy is a virtue which must be protected
23 Jan, 2014