NEW DELHI: Fingerprint Publishing celebrated the launch of Srijan Pal Singh’s timely and well referenced book on corruption The Black Tiger at the Constitution Club of India, which was launched by Padma Bhushan Anna Hazare, the iconic stalwart of the anti-corruption movement. The occasion was also graced by renowned social activist Dr. Vishwambehar Choudhari.
A timely, effective, and well-referenced title, The Black Tiger makes a bold attempt to look at the problem of corruption from every possible angle and attempts to provide a solution for it, after analysing the case vis- à-vis similar scenarios across the world. The book explores how India can change, in global parameters, in its growth and economy, if steps towards a corruption-free nation are progressed upon.
Some ideas are inspired by other nations, while others are radical and innovative and suited to the Indian context as a special case. A large part of the book is inspired by the epitome of modern India’s development and a symbol of integrity in public and personal life, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, with whom the author had worked during the last seven years. Many of the chapters delve into the experiences and inspirations of Dr. Kalam about this topic.
The Black Tiger is a product of a lucid research into the complicated world of black money; its mechanisms, its movement, and its soft spots. A meditative and well-referenced critique of corruption and its corruptible practices, the book is a study of various countries across time and geography that have fought corruption in their own systems.
From the ICAC of Hong Kong to the Clean Governance of Georgia and from the fight against Foreign Parked Black Money by a US court to the truly consequential None of the Above vote of Colombia, Srijan Pal Singh, trusted advisor and a close associate of Dr. Kalam, analyses case after case, putting forth cogent arguments on the many dimensions of corruption and how it can be systematically weeded out from India.
At once fascinating, absorbing, and informative, The Black Tiger is a must-read for those who wish to know how India can become a superpower in the next few years, as envisioned by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
The Author:Srijan Pal Singh is a gold medallist MBA holder from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and has worked with the Boston Consulting Group. He is a social entrepreneur who has been involved in studying and evolving sustainable development systems with a thrust on rural areas.
From 2009 to 2015, he also worked as an advisor and an officer on special duty to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on promoting the concept of energy independence and Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA), and co-authored with him three books, Target 3 Billion (2011), Reignited (2015), and Advantage India (2015). He has been named as one of the Global Leaders ofTomorrowby the St. Gallen Leadership Symposium in Switzerland in 2014. He has also co-authored Smart and Human (2015) with GRK Reddy.