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Time is an ever-changing phenomenon. Nobody makes an attempt to change time. It changes on its own momentum. With the change in time nothing remains ever the same. People change. Their attitudes to people, to places, to developments and situations change. None can ever give a guarantee against change. Each of us lives in a continuously changing moment. With change in time there comes a change in our perceptions, in our lives. The change may be for our good. It may be for our discomforts and disadvantages.
The book, "Changing Times And Changing Vision" by the author Prof.Sudhakar Panda after his book "GOD,GOLD And BUSINESS" is an attempt to look at the changing socio-economic and cultural issues involving the nation, the states, the villages, the PRIs and the people. Issues like movement of the Indian economy to 2020, the all-round development of Odisha, development, displacement and successful rehabilitation of the affected people, industrialization; the risks and opportunities, inequities in education, education and employability, globalisation and consumerism, growth and poverty, development of skills and values among the Indian youth, major recommendations of the Fourteenth Finance Commission, success stories of ordinary Indian women, role of money and morals in human lives, changing village and human relations have been discussed in a simple and narrative manner.
This book provides an analysis of the socio-economic problems impacting development in India. It discusses the problem of growth vis-à-vis issues of poverty and distribution. Important issues like demographic development and the prospect of employment, impact of development on social relations, agriculture and food security have been examined in the context of India’s changing development scenario. Other issues like the declining quality of higher education, technology and rural employment, the sanctity of gold as an offering to God and its importance as an area of investment, development of the Dalits and the role of Think Tanks in India find a place in the discussions. More significantly, the problem of inclusive growth and the mainstreaming of the marginalized sections of the society like the SCs and the STs and the problem of women empowerment have been included in the discussion.
Economics as an area of study deals with human activities. And it is here, in our daily economic activities and human relations where desire and weakness converge, that we find God in all human affairs. Thus God lives with us and we live under His perennial protection.