swami who is also a social activist
Review by J.S. Yadav
Spirituality and Social Action: New Agenda for Humanity
by Swami Agnivesh. Hope India Publications, Gurgaon. Pages
204. Rs 400.
two hundred odd pages of pen power reveals the planetary
patriotism of a great human wonder," Swami Agnivash, an
ascetic, reformer, social activist, global firebrand "for
whom humanism is the burning creed, compassion the consuming
passion and injustice a raging allergy, a red rag anathema and
a perennial bete noire," says Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer
in the foreward to this book.
early migrants from Punjab
Review by Padam Ahlawat
India and Central
Asia: Cultural, Economic and Political Links
edited by Surendra Gopal. Shipra Publications, Delhi. Pages
200. Rs 400.
is an anthology of seven papers by four scholars. Surendra
Gopal has contributed three essays on Indian and Central Asian
contacts from the 16th century to the 19th century. That there
have been contacts with Central Asia since ancient times is
well known, and the book concerns itself with the recent
contacts, migration, trade, travel and political contacts. One
of the interesting essays is by I.M. Oranski on the
Indic-speaking people in Central Asia.
milk plan turned sour
Review by Sucha Singh
Dairying and Farm Diversification
by Gurbhagwant Singh Kahlon. Punjab Institute of Sustainable
Development, Ludhiana. Pages vii + 235. Rs 500
has been one of the most sought after solutions to the crisis
of Punjab agriculture. The Johl committee, after looking into
the various aspects of the emerging problems, suggested in
May, 1986, several measures to achieve diversification as a
solution to the non-sustainable cropping pattern in the state.
After 15 years, this recommendation remains the most popular
with policy-makers and the ruling elite in the state and the
through the lanes and bylanes of Old Delhi
Review by Ashu Pasricha
by I. Mohan. A.P.H. Publishing, New Delhi. Pages 177. Rs 500.
thousands of years ago man emerged from a shadowy background
of which we know little to become a farmer: from living as an
animal he appears to have become gradually something more than
an animal, indeed beginning to exercise quite un-animal-like
powers of choice and judgement. And yet man was, and still is,
in a wide sense, an animal amongst other animals, in a setting
of natural phenomena.