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The Canopy Of Hope

Subtitle: Inclusive Education and Empowerment

Authored By: Satya Narayan Misra

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789388332378

Year of Publication: 2019

Pages: 316

                                       Binding: Hardback(HB)

Category:  Education

Price in Rs. 840.00

                             Price in (USA) $. 67.2

Inclusive of All Taxes (After 30% Discount on the Printed Price)

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About the Book


Post economic liberalization, India is witness to a serious mismatch between high economic growth and low human development. In contrast a remote corner of the temple city Bhubaneswar, the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, (KISS) is making waves globally, as the template of empowerment through quality education to 27,000 socially alienated and economically ostracized tribal children.


The collection of essays is a tribute to the exemplary leadership of Dr. Achyuta Samanta, who has inked the first syntax of social inclusion in India and possibly in the whole world. The book also deals with various dimensions of growth & development disconnects and myriad challenges for self-reliance in defence manufacturing, globalization and the turf battles that the Supreme Court has to settle. It tries to combine the pragmatism of a Civil Servant with the skepticism of an academic.


What is honored in a country is cultivated there.

                                                                             – Plato


You cannot helicopter people out of poverty.

                                                                          – Esther Duflo


When inequality gets too extreme, then it becomes useless for growth.


                                                                                         – Thomas Piketty

About the Author


Quotes An unusual alchemy of a Civil Servant with leadership and vision and an academic with a yen for research, Dr. Satya Narayan Misra has been the voice of self-reliance in India’s niche defence technology and a votary for upliftment of the underdog. By formulating the Defence Procurement Manual (India’s template for defence procurements) and anchoring the Defence Production Policy & Defence Offset Policy, he has transformed India’s global perception as a transparent buyer. He received encomiums from the Prime Minister’s Office for authoring the Defence Procurement Manual (2005).


Post retirement (2012), he has been a Professor for 6 years, teaching Economics & Constitutional Law & mentoring tribal students to scale the ladder of the Civil Services. He is presently Dean in School of Management, KIIT Deemed to be University. He creates a vibrant environment for pursuing quality research amongst the faculty members, research scholars and students.


Apart from his pioneeringbook Impact of Defence Offsets on Military Industry Capability and Self-Reliance – The Road Ahead, he has a large number of research articles in reputed international and national journals to his credit. He is a regular columnist in The OrissaPOST and speaks passionately on public policy in Social Sector, Defence and Court judgements. He is a cricket and classical music aficionado.