By S. Ravi Rajan

Amulya Reddy is an iconic identify on the planet of power coverage and improvement alternatives.
His paintings has encouraged numerous generations of students, coverage analysts and activists, and maintains to stay vital and suitable. in spite of the fact that, his writings are opened up throughout a wide variety of resources: journals, e-book chapters, newspapers and magazines. This e-book selects a few of his such a lot salient contributions into one simply obtainable reader.

The first half involves six papers on expertise selection and improvement choices, together with 3 extensive conceptual essays on technology, know-how and improvement pathways; 3 papers that offer concrete solutions; and a piece of writing at the global financial institution, seriously analysing the regulations of 1 of the best overseas monetary associations. the second one part addresses Reddy’s paintings on strength coverage. This part begins out with a large evaluate of the power concern in India. it truly is through a protracted essay articulating Reddy's coverage making framework, his renowned “DEFENDUS” technique. the subsequent articles concentrate on rural contexts, and talk about pursuits, thoughts, and layout standards for strength provision therein. The part ends with broader papers at the classes of the California strength trouble, and Nuclear strength, respectively. The ebook is prefaced with an autobiographical essay, and excerpts of an interview he gave to the editor in the summertime of 2002.

Reddy used to be a citizen-scientist motive on construction clinical and technological traditions that addressed the “needs of the neediest”. His paintings exemplifies what the famous social scientist, Ashis Nandy, has defined as “alternative sciences”. what's particularly outstanding is that Reddy controlled to be a hugely unique and efficient scientist whereas defying many of the conventions of ways wisdom is produced in institutionalised technological know-how in India. both awesome is the way within which he has always built-in morality and social imaginative and prescient together with his quest for wisdom making.

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