(Books) A Book of Essays by Spectrum Editorial Board

A Book of Essays by Spectrum Editorial Board



Publisher Spectrum Books


ISBN-10 8179304760

Number of Pages 674 Pages

Publication Year 2010

Language English

ISBN-13 9788179304761

Binding Paperback

About the Book

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
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
Humans are the worst culprits in environmental degradation
Are human beings able to cope with natural disasters?
What freedom means to me
Euthanasia : Can death be a therapy?
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
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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