A Crusade Against Corruption is Taking Place in India
| Onkareshwar Pandey - 30 Dec 2018

A Crusade Against Corruption: 


Encyclopedic Snapshots on Corruption in India

Onkareshwar Pandey

New Delhi, Dec 29, 2018: At a time when the issue of corruption is being discussed at the topmost political level in India on a daily basis, a sensational book titled “A Crusade against corruption” has been authored by Mr. Manohar Manoj, a senior journalist, who believes that ‘A Crusade against corruption’ is taking place in India. Mr. Manoj has written this book after massive research and deep observations on this subject during the last 15 years of time period and claims that this is a kind of Encyclopedic Snapshots on Corruption in India.

Author Manohar Manoj has been closely monitoring the issue of corruption since last 15 years from various angles and almost all aspects, right from bottom to top, political to apolitical, administration to police, election to voters, NGOs to the community and its aftereffects. His close observations to the issue of corruption have come into the form of this book comprises of 2 volumes and having around 800 pages fastened 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 it brings all possible world history and then its prevalence in various forms of governments followed by various modalities to check corruption.

Largely focused on India, this book has carried corruption from the very ancient period of the country to until now.

Author has compiled all the blown scandals and scams in his book, which made headlines of media and also the views of common people respectively, right from the very beginning. Author Manoj has tried not to spare any minor highlights one can imagine.

The book also presents, reflects and highlights all forms of structural corruption persisting in our country, in the day to day circumstances, in various organs of democracy including Executive, Legislature, Judiciary and now much talked and the most important in the present life; the media.

The book highlights how corruption is precipitated in many sectors, institutions, and professions, and affecting the lives of all Indians.

Mr. Manohar Manoj, the author of the book, who has been associated with national daily newspapers for decades, is a columnist, blogger and also frequently seen in electronic media on various issues of national interests as the subject matter expert. He is currently editor and publisher of a magazine, titled, ‘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 said, “he has spent almost 15-years time span on giving shape to this work and has touched almost all the dimensions of the problems of corruption faced by anyone. 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 already made over the issue of corruption, which has been accomplished through his massive research and surveys works carried out.”

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. “India needs a huge churning of thoughts towards the subject matters of corruption and also requires its solution to weed it out from the society and the same is also described in the above book intelligently,” said Manoj.

The solutions suggested the process to weed out corruption requires a complete moral overhauling, complete remaking of institutions, utmost use of technology, a mammoth policy-driven system, and fully accountable governance. It 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 claims that “the book is 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.” Besides this, the author is objective and neutral at the same time, during raising his questions and doubts in form of issues in the book.  

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