India At Turning Point The Road to Good Governance

by T S R Subramanian

  • Category Non-Fiction
  • Format Hardback
  • Imprint Rainlight
  • Price 595
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3087-7
  2. Pages: 288 pages
  3. Date: January 2014


In the six decades since India’s ‘tryst with destiny’, we have taken many wrong turns. Public service has become private profit, corruption is normal and we struggle to provide basic services such as education and healthcare to our citizens—that is, governance has collapsed. However, there is cause for cheer. India has a young upwardly mobile population, restless for change. We are at a turning point, but will we lose our way again?
This is the question TSR Subramanian answers in this book on the relationship between the rulers and the ruled. Subramanian knows the Indian government inside-out: he has the outsider’s rage at what has gone wrong with governance; he also has the insider’s insight into the solutions that are possible. The essays in this book are anchored in this well-rounded perspective.
With his brand of humour, Subramanian mixes personal experience with public commentary, frustration at all the wrong turns with hope for a better future.


TSR Subramanian retired as the Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India. He has since become a forceful advocate of governance reform. The PIL, TSR Subramanian & Ors v. Union of India led to the 2013 Supreme Court decision hailed for bringing about genuine civil service reform.
Subramanian has a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University, and has previously published Journeys Through Babudom and Netaland: Governance in India

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