A Book on Corruption
Yes of course! “A Crusade against corruption” has a strong possibility in India. This is the title of a book written by Mr. Manohar Manoj; a senior journalist, who completed this book after conducting a massive research and applying his broad observation and deep inside thoughts on this subject during his last 15 years. After closely monitoring this issue of corruption from its various angles and from its all aspects; right from bottom to top, from political to apolitical, from administration to technocracy, from election to the voters, from NGOs to the community and finally through its after effects, he has brought out this book comprising 2 volumes, which having around 850 pages in it.
This book not only encompasses in it every aspect of corruption, which gets started from numerous meaning and definitions of corruption and then he brings all human tendencies associated with corruption. He then brings all its possible world history and then its prevalence in various forms of governments followed by various modalities to check corruption.
This book is usually focused on India, so it has carried corruption from the very ancient period of the country to until now. This book has compiled all the blown out scandals and scams, which used to be earlier headline news of media and views of common people respectively, right from the very beginning he has not spared even any minor highlights one can imagine. Apart from this, the book presents, reflects and highlights all forms of structural corruption persisting in our country; in the day to day circumstances, in various organs of democracy viz., ‘executive’, ‘legislature’, ‘judiciary’ and the ‘media’, followed by various ministries, departments etc. The book tells and highlights how corruption is precipitated in many sectors, institutions, and professions affecting the lives of we all Indians.
Manohar Manoj, the author of the book titled “A Crusade against corruption” is a senior journalist, a columnist, a blogger and also frequently seen in electronic media on various issues of national interests as the subject matter expert. He is currently the editor and publisher of a magazine, namely, ‘Economy India’ published in two languages from Delhi.
On asking how he generated the idea of authoring this book on such important issue like corruption affecting the progress of our country? In reply to this, Mr. Manoj says he has spent almost 15-years time span on giving shape to this work and during this time he touched almost all the dimensions of the problems of corruption, being faced by everybody. This book has vehemently criticized the modalities of the prevention mechanism of corruption and its eradication undertaken by the govt. of India and other state authorities. This book also presents all the mass movements carried out in the past relating with public resentment against corruption. Apart from this, the book depicts various sorts of public opinions and perspectives made over the issue of corruption, which has been accomplished through his massive research and surveys being carried out by him. Mr. Manoj has taken a holistic perspective in producing the comprehensive treatise on the subject ‘corruption’ through his book.
This book gives encyclopedic snapshots on the issues of corruption which impresses upon the people. He gives a clarion call that India needs a huge churning of thoughts towards the subject matter of corruption, which requires its solution in terms of weeding it out from the society and that has been described in this book intelligently. The solutions suggested the process to eradicate corruption requires a complete moral overhauling, pragmatic and effective laws,complete remaking of institutions, utmost use of technology, a mammoth policy-driven system, and fully accountable governance. And this process has to go through all kinds of checks and balances with a high degree of systemic precision. Author has successfully tried to touch every possible aspect of corruption thoroughly justifying his study
initiative in this book besides suggesting some ornamental solutions to the issue.
The author regards his book as an all-inclusive exercise on the topic of corruption, which contains a high degree of propensity, insights, concerns, observations and a wholehearted honest commitment towards the issues of corruption and he has succeeded in achieving his target. Besides this, the author is objective and neutral at the same time he is coming out with strongest sorts of opinion against the ailment of corruption.