If you have ever wondered about human nature, values, power of power, identities, loyalties, inequalities, dialogues, participation, cultures and humanism, this book is for you. The simplest question posed across these essays is: how can we further improve human relations as well as assure progress in human development? Had the social institutions been built on the basis of economic and cultural bonds, whose functioning demands mutual trust and cooperation, instead of on the basis of political power and hierarchies, human relations would have evolved more harmoniously and much faster. The need of the hour is a series of moderate to radical mini-revolutions so as to put our social institutions on the fast-track towards peace and progress in a universal spirit and in a globalized world.
About the author
A quiet crusader for socio-economic democracy, Rao VBJ Chelikani has worked for over two decades to shape micro-urban communities into what is now coming to be accepted as the fourth tier of self-governance. His long association with the UNESCO, Paris for well over three decades exposed him to the social and cultural realities of the world. A double doctorate, in French Constitutional Law from Sorbonne University, Paris and in International Relations and Diplomacy from the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Paris, Rao Chelikani has published several authoritative tomes on governance and culture, which have been widely accepted, translated and appreciated. He also has a collection of poems in English to his credit.Grab your copy now!