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MS Swaminathan in Conversation With Nitya Rao : From Reflections on My Life to the Ethics and Politics

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The book is a conversation based biographical account of one of the most respected agricultural scientists the world has seen---MS Swaminathan, a living legend, responsible for India's green revolution. He is recipient of numerous awards, including the first World Food Prize, and was named one of the 20 most influential Asians of the 20th century by Time magazine. 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. 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.
Number of Pages: 227.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Science + Technology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: M. S. Swaminathan
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2015
TCIN: 50415683
UPC: 9789332701861
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-6544

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