Books

The books authored by Dr Bhargava include:


An Agenda for The Nation

An Agenda for The Nation

An Agenda for The Nation

Pushpa M. Bhargava, Chandana Chakrabarti
Mapin Publishing Gp Pty Ltd (July 30, 2015) – 296 pages

ISBN-10: 1935677454
ISBN-13: 978-1935677451

For over two decades now, India is seen to be on the cusp of claiming its place in the ‘Asian Century’. Yet, India still has to overcome major challenges such as regional and societal income disparities, moving up the value chain towards greater innovation, and bringing about an overhaul in its manner of governance for the nation to prosper and actually step into the future.

This visionary document presents India’s national assets, its problems/liabilities and their inter-relationships to identify those at the top of the hierarchy, the quality of life, and lifestyles we wish to achieve in various sectors (urban, rural or tribal). The authors then delineate important actionable points and the steps that Indian government(s) ought to take in order to use our assets to overcome our problems so that the nation can reach the goals, towards which all development should take us.

Contents: The History; An Agenda for the Nation; Successes and Failures; Moving Forward; Appendices.


Two Faces of Beauty: Science and Art

Two Faces of Beauty: Science and Art

Two Faces of Beauty: Science and Art

Pushpa M. Bhargava, Chandana Chakrabarti
Mapin Publishing Private Limited; (1 March 2014) – 84 pages

ISBN-10: 8189995693
ISBN-13: 978-8189995690

Science and Art are both manifestations of beauty and creativity. As mankind has evolved and as science has progressed, artistic creations by humans have become more abstract-like mathematics, which is the abstraction of all sciences. The authors of this unusual work postulate some critical ideas on science, art and aesthetics, and establish that we need both, a scientific temper and the temper of art. The eight theses that relate to science and art, and their rationale presented in this book are a culmination of observations, conversations, readings, ideas exchanged, and thoughts that span a journey of six decades. The accompanying DVD is a reproduction of two shows held in Hyderabad of MF Husain’s 25 paintings on some of the most important events of the last century with their description as written by Bhargava. The CD records the music Susumo Ohno, an American geneticist, created by converting the language of DNA into the language of music.


Angels, Devil and Science

Angels, Devil and Science

Angels, Devil and Science

(A Collection of Articles on Scientific Temper)

Pushpa M. Bhargava, Chandana Chakrabarti
National Book Trust, 2007 – 283 pages

ISBN 8123751842, 9788123751849

India is one of the ten most scientifically and technologically advanced countries in the world. Interestingly, it is also the only country where commitment to scientific temper is enshrined in the Constitution as a duty of its citizens. Juxtaposing the advancement in modern science with serious lack of scientific temper, the articles in the book make a plea that many a superstitious belief still prevalent in the society are founded on unscientific grounds. Arguing for the urgent need to promote scientific temper as a social assets, The book discusses the importance of scientific temper and its role in the country’s socioeconomic as well as scientific & technological advancement . The book is a major contribution in understanding the importance of science and scientific temper.


Saga of Indian Science: PM Bhargava

The Saga of Indian Science since Independence: In a Nutshell

The Saga of Indian Science since Independence: In a Nutshell

Pushpa M. Bhargava, Chandana Chakrabarti
Universities Press, 2003 – 248 pages

ISBN 8173714355, 9788173714351

This Book Is The First Comprehensive, Authoritative And Highly Readable Account Of Science And Technology In Independent India.

 

 


Proteins_Seminal PlasmaProteins of Seminal Plasma

S. Shivaji, Karl Heinz Scheit, Pushpa M. Bhargava
Wiley, 1990 – 526 pages

 


National integrated science text book