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Sun 27 Nov 2022

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Indica Books Author Q&A with Prof. Gautam Desiraju, author of Bhārat: India 2.0

Indica Books presents Author Q&A with Prof. Gautam Desiraju

Book Discussion – “Bhārat: India 2.0

About the Book:

Bhārat: India 2.0 is a brilliant vision for the nation by one of India’s most prominent scientists. Through a meticulous analysis of the proceedings of the Constituent Assembly, Prof. Desiraju demonstrates the limitations of the Westminster model of governance for a country that has nurtured the longest extant human civilization. Specifically, the Indian Constitution of 1950, with its subsequent amendments, has many fault lines related to federalism, secularism and caste-based reservations that will lead to problems in the future. Going beyond conventional analyses, Desiraju argues for changes that acknowledge the civilizational aspects of a deeply religious country and proposes a unique solution to this problem. — Padma Shri Subhash Kak (Scientist, Indologist, Vedic Scholar)

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Prof. Gautam Desiraju


Prof. Gautam R. Desiraju is a professor at the Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is one of the highest-cited Indian scientists with 568 research papers, 61184 citations and an h-index of 100. He has won several international awards and was President of the International Union of Crystallography. His book, Bhārat: India 2.0, attempts to highlight lacunae with reference to what he believes is the core issue in India - an unsuitable system of governance that does not optimally dovetail modernity and economic growth with our civilizational values, diversity and Dharma. This system of governance, laid out in the Constitution of India, is the subject of this book, specifically how it should be modified to suit the present times.


Abhinav Agarwal


Abhinav is a technology professional with over twenty years in the software industry, the technical editor of a book published by McGraw-Hill, a prolific writer on areas on technology and Indology. He is a computer engineer and holds a post graduate diploma from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.