Book Profile: INSTITUTIONS THAT SHAPED MODERN INDIA: ISRO by Ajey Lele

An introduction to ISRO, the organization that took India to space.

 ABOUT THE BOOK 

The end of colonial rule was an important milestone worth celebrating, but what lay ahead was a long journey towards the making of modern India. The narrative of ‘modern India’ would be incomplete without the stories of institutions that helped shape India as we know it today.

This volume, part of a series on Institutions that Shaped Modern India, offers an in-depth introduction to one such institution—the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

It tells the story of ISRO from its inception to present times. Capturing its history and its evolution, dotted with several achievements and some setbacks,  and offering deep insights into ISRO’s key projects—past, present and future—the book  is an ode to an institution that has been at the steering wheel of India’s journey into space and has played a seminal role in nation-building.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

DR AJEY LELE is a Senior Fellow at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi. His areas of research include issues related to strategic technologies and space security.

His published works include Mission Mars: India’s Quest for the Red Planet (2014) and Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality? (2012).

Boo : INSTITUTIONS THAT SHAPED MODERN INDIA: ISRO by Ajey Lele

Publisher: Rupa& Co.

Price: INR395

Page: 160PP

Genre: Non Fiction

 

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