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MS Swaminathan in Conversation with Nitya Rao: From Reflections on my Life to the Ethics and Politics of Science (Paperback)
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MS Swaminathan in Conversation with Nitya Rao: From Reflections on my Life to the Ethics and Politics of Science (Paperback)

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Paperback 228 Pages / Published: 30/01/2016
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This book consists of two parts, written at different times and with different purposes. They are not sequential, yet belong together. The first tells the story of the life of M.S. Swaminathan, and his dream of securing human dignity through food sovereignty in India, and the second reflects on the implications and nuances of the story.

The first part of the book is more biographical in nature; a large number of experiences throughout his life are discussed, not necessarily in chronological order. Part two, however, is more reflective in nature, and concerned with issues which had to be confronted in the course of his career. In this part, he reflects on how politics has influenced and shaped the course of agricultural development; and how different ethical stances, often in conflict, have come into play. This is not just a historical account, but equally valid in present times.

Publisher: Academic Foundation
ISBN: 9789332701861
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"I was so taken by the book that I read it in one evening a historical document of great value for all." Professor Louise Fresco, President, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands"
"A great achievement at both academic and grassroots levels, written, at the same time, with great modesty a wonderful guideline for anybody in public life." Nanditha Krishna, historian, writer and environmentalist, Chennai, India"
"Empathy has been the moving force behind these seemingly effortless achievements to help the downtrodden." Dr. Virendra Kumar Professor of Botany, University of Delhi"
"A beacon of light and hope in the complex and threatened eco-system in which we all live today." Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Former Member Planning Commission, Government of India"
"A gripping read, the book goes far beyond Swaminathan s well-known contributions to agricultural research, including, for example, the development of public policy to recognize the contributions of tribal and rural communities to conservation of agro-biodiversity." Dr. V.L. Chopra Former Director General, Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi"

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