NDTV Profit Channel talks of the book "India - a Journey Through a Healing Civilization" by Shashank Mani, an IIT Delhi Alumnus, and published by HarperCollins publishers in August of 2007. The journey started from IIT - Mumbai and passed through IIT - Delhi. The program Just Books was telecast this weekend in India and will be re-telecast at the following times:
- Monday 15th October 6:30 pm
- Tuesday 16th October midnight
- Wednesday 17th Oct 4:30 pm
- Thursday 19th Oct 6:00, 1:00 am
It will also be screened at other times in the morning and at different times internationally. Alternatively the program can be seen online here: Just Books (the program starts talking about the book at around 5:17).
A summary of the book, from the Publisher’s web page:
In 1997, on the fiftieth anniversary of India’s independence, Shashank Mani, an IIT alumnus, organized a train journey across India. The purpose – to get a sense of how the country had changed in the past fifty years of independence, and what needed to be accomplished in the future. On this twenty-two day journey, in a specially chartered train, were 200 Indians from different walks of life – young men and women whose commitment would help shape the country’s future. More…