And What Remains in the End : The Memoirs of an Unrepentant Civil Servant

And What Remains in the End : The Memoirs of an Unrepentant Civil Servant (English, Paperback, Robin Gupta)

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And What Remains in the End : The Memoirs of an Unrepentant Civil Servant  (English, Paperback, Robin Gupta)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: RUPA
    • ISBN: 9788129123732, 8129123738
    • Edition: 2013
    • Pages: 304
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    And What Remains In The End: The Memoirs Of An Unrepentant Civil Servant by Robin Gupta is a personal account of the evolution of India as it developed over the course of forty years, told through the eyes of an ex-civil servant.

    Summary Of The Book

    In And What Remains In The End: The Memoirs Of An Unrepentant Civil Servant, author Robin Gupta provides readers with the socio-historical and economic developments that have occurred in India over the last four decades. Gupta’s memoir provides a rich account about a country that is progressive and the people who have dedicated themselves to serving India. It is a sensitive, historical, and philosophical account, of India’s growth as a nation, and the major role played by Indian civil servants in advancing it.

    Written in an autobiographical style, Gupta who is an ex-civil servant served four Indian provinces, including Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, and Punjab. He also had a lengthy deputation period with Central Government, playing an active and vital role in Indian politics and governance. Since his duty as a civil servant required him to make frequent travels, he had the opportunity to travel across all of India, and other countriesaround the world.

    Gupta also talks candidly about his participation in policy-making in the 36 years of his service, and also about policy development, working alongside politicians and in isolation, encountering individuals who were both concerned and apathetic, and the experience of having to traverse numerous bureaucratic channels. The memoir succeeds in leaving a legacy for younger Indians, forcing them to expand their horizons and think about how best they can serve their nation.

    And What Remains In The End: The Memoirs Of An Unrepentant Civil Servant was published in 2013 by Rupa Publications.

    About Robin Gupta

    Robin Gupta is an author and retired civil servant. He was born in 1948 in Delhi. Gupta briefly served with the Indian Police Service before becoming an Indian Administrative Service officer in 1974. As an IAS officer, he received challenging assignments which required him to travel across the country. Gupta was also posted as a commissioner on seven different occasions, which is a record in Indian civil service history. Gupta’s final posting was in the Government of Punjab, where he was a financial commissioner.

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    Self congratulatiory account of a desultory bureaucrat!

    Although I guess while reviewing the book the message behind the book should not be the only criteria, but I guess after just crossing half way through this book, one cannot help being queasy and slightly angered.
    The writing style is reasonably ok, but the way the author tries to potray himself as an elite, with a natural proclivity towards "finer things" in life, by unneccesary trying to highlight his family's connections with the British elite, his mother's liking for all things Non-Indian...
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    Abhishek Rao

    25 Nov, 2014

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    what remains in the end is an elitist ias with his glass of whisky

    people like gupta are the reason why ias is called 'elitist'--coming from a privileged background whose mother felt 'london is the place to live in' and whose sister has spent her adult life in usa, one can easily see where gupta is coming from.
    in many instances throughout the book it is clear how ignorant gupta had been to local issues and how often he would frequent clubs and the rich instead of focussing on grassroot realities. he looks upon ias from underprivileged backgrounds to be infe...
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    aditya chauhan

    Certified Buyer, New Delhi

    11 Aug, 2014

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    And what remains in the end

    Paper quality very poor ...book binding is extremely poor..each page of the book is tear apart...
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    Parteek Jindal

    Certified Buyer, Sirsa

    29 Nov, 2017

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    5

    Great Reading!

    A worth read to get deep insight in the life of IAS.
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    Anupam Rana

    Certified Buyer, Sonepat

    21 Jul, 2017

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    IAS aspirants must read it

    The minute details of the life of a successful and candid civil servant.All aspirants must read it to prepare themselves for the life of a civil servant.
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    Pallav Ranjan

    Certified Buyer, Roorkee

    18 Feb, 2015

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    Somewhat short of expectations

    The book is a really good effort and it does offer great insight into the workings of the Indian bureaucracy and is well worth a read for that. The only grudge against it would be that it fails to retain the pace towards the end.
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    Payal Ghose

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    17 Apr, 2014

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    5

    Good Book to Understand what truly is IAS has to offer

    I liked the book it has provieded me insight into what is IAS ?
    What will you face in the Job?
    Proper benefits and cons of the IAS?
    How are honest officers are treated in IAS?
    It was shocking to see what happened with such talented IAS officer like Robin Gupta.
    But in the end it seems good that only because these types of civil servants that our country is still one after 66 years of independance
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    Suraj Kumar

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    15 Jan, 2014

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    inspiring..

    At the very out outset I would like to thanks to flipkart for commendable service.
    This book is must for civil service aspirants it gives wider idea of life in bureaucracy. This book is worth inspiring specially to all those who are preparing for this exam. I highly recommend to go through once.
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    Syed Khalid

    Certified Buyer, Gulbarga

    21 Dec, 2013

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    Insightful

    The functions inside the bureaucratic life and their constraints is well explained with a philosophical touch. Incredible presentation of thought with words of inspirations makes this book a must read for the aspirants and the present bureaucrats too.
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    Sweta Ghosh

    Certified Buyer, Dhanbad

    7 Nov, 2013

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