The National Library: A Reader’s Rendition

  • Arup Maharatna


Of late—especially after so many decades since independence—we all are probably settling down on an important wisdom: while the British colonial rule was surely instrumental to bringing our relative retrogression, the role of our own intrinsic sociocultural and other features somewhat (and often) inimical to modern material aspirations was not negligible.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Population Research CentreGokhale Institute of Politics and EconomicsPuneIndia

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