INDIA: THE AWAKENING GIANT by W. S. Woytinsky

INDIA: THE AWAKENING GIANT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

What is the pattern and aim of India's so-called economic socialism and how it is succeeding in the villages, on the farms, in industrial plants? What is the prevailing attitude of the public towards social change? education? Hindu-Moslem relations? Nehru? birth control? growing rice by the Japanese method? Though Woytinsky, an economist, adduces some statistics and cites innumerable findings during his recent trip through India, he does not attempt any conclusive answers to the questions he propounds. He is an observer, an inquirer, a man perhaps of opinions, and he is aware of indications, trends, tensions. But this remains a report and definitely nothing more. Woytinsky as an economist is concerned with economic factors, ranging from the stability of the rupee to the role of human fertilizer as a nutrient for the soil. He supplies a framework for further study and he limns the vast emergence, enterprise and self-discovery which is India today. Limited.

Pub Date: May 29th, 1957
Publisher: Harper