Transitional Puzzles

Reflections on Social, Economic and Political Issues

by Amlan Datta

Transitional Puzzles: Reflections on Social, Economic and Political Issues is a collection of essays on India. Remarkable for its jargon-free clarity, the book is intended for the common man who seeks to understand the India he lives in. The articles offer simple analysis of complex policies, dealing with varied and vast issues such as values in a shifting Indo-Western scenario, education and industry in times of political changes, sustainable growth, industrialization and social reconstruction, alternative economic order, higher education in India, Gandhism, human values, and Indian democracy. The discourse also introduces original concepts such as Life-World and Neo-Radicalism.

This collection will be an invaluable source of knowledge for a wide readership; the average informed reader will find the content most enriching. Besides, it will also hold the interest of those involved in the studies of Sociology, Politics and Economics.


  • SAGE Publications; January 2009
  • ISBN: 9788132101031
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Transitional Puzzles
  • Author: Amlan Datta
  • Imprint: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd

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The book touches upon a number of issues, ideas and institutions at the global level with a special outlook towards India. It discusses the important issues in bits and pieces without going into jugglery of scientific terms and statistical formulations.