Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, Unveils ‘India’s Odyssey: From a Developing Country to an Emerging Super Power’ authored by Pratap Singh.

Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, Unveils ‘India’s Odyssey: From a Developing Country to an Emerging Super Power’ authored by Pratap Singh.

Oakbridge Publishing Private Limited announces the launch of 'India's Odyssey: From Developing Country to Emerging Super Power,' authored by Pratap Singh, a senior bureaucrat and Principal Commissioner of Income Tax. The highly anticipated book was unveiled by the distinguished G20 Sherpa, Mr Amitabh Kant, and former DGP of Chhattisgarh, Mr Binay Kumar Singh., at an event held at Taj Palace, New Delhi.

The book launch ceremony was attended by dozens of serving and retired bureaucrats and distinguished dignitaries from various walks of life. 'India's Odyssey' offers a comprehensive exploration of India's transformative journey from its ancient civilization through periods of foreign rule, to its post-independence development, and emergence as a formidable global power.
At the launch event,  Amitabh Kant highlighted the fact that under PM Modi leadership the country is growing from strength to strength and will assume greater role in global arena. He stressed that this book will be quite useful for the students and policy planners.
Binay Kumar Singh, ex IPS, praised the efforts of the present government about cultural rejuvenation of the country. Pratap Singh, the author, shared his insights, stating, “India is an idea whose time has come. 'India's Odyssey' encapsulates the extraordinary journey of our nation, from its rich ancient heritage to its current status as an emerging superpower. This book meticulously highlights our achievements in various fields, such as politics, economy, technology, and defence, while also addressing the challenges we have faced and continue to face. It is not just a reflection of our past and a record of our present, but also a bold vision for our future. I hope this book inspires readers to appreciate the progress we have made and to believe in the limitless potential of our great nation.” The book also delves into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, military strength, and India's achievements in space technology, digital innovation, and e-governance. Environmental challenges, infrastructural development, and the burgeoning startup ecosystem are explored, showcasing India's resilience and forward-thinking strategies.

Each chapter builds a narrative that underscores India's journey from its ancient civilization to its current status as an emerging global power. With detailed insights and recommendations, the book captures the essence of India's progress and its potential future, reinforcing the notion that India is an idea whose time has come.

Mr Shailendra Kumar, Chairman of the TIOL Knowledge Foundation, said that India today stands at the tipping point to commence its odyssey toward a developed country status but economics has to be given  a little more leeway. Economics is required to be given space to choose the direction and politics to play second fiddle. India also needs to overcome many internal contradictions in the society and glaring distortions in its polity. Time for recreational policy-making is also over if India is determined to realise the goal of being a developed country.

The book is now available for purchase on various eCommerce platforms Amazon and Kindle.

The author is a seasoned bureaucrat and can be reached at 

Pavita Jones