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GOOD GOVERNANCE: NEVER ON INDIA’S RADAR

by Madhav Godbole

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3104-1
  2. Pages: 312 pages
  3. Date: March 2014

ABOUT THIS BOOK

India is clearly divided into two worlds—the much touted “shining India”
signifying the glossy, superficial, highly westernized sections of society with their
extravagant lifestyles, and the “left-behind India” or Bharat, which consists of the
poor, deprived, malnourished, under-fed, neglected and marginalized sections of
society, residing largely in rural areas and in slums and hutments in urban areas.
There is an ever widening gap between these two Indias.’
In this concise yet wide-ranging book, Madhav Godbole delves into what he considers the root of India’s socio-political problems: the lack of good governance, which, he asserts, has never been a focus of governments in our country.
Godbole traces the rise and fall of politics and policy in independent India from the time of Jawaharlal Nehru’s prime ministership to present day through a careful exploration of several issues—from defining the concept of good governance as understood universally, to identifying the highly problematic areas of governance that need urgent action and emphasizing how changes in polices can make a marked difference to governance in our country.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Madhav Godbole joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1959 and retired as Home Secretary and Secretary Justice, Government of India. He has written fourteen books in English and Marathi.