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The Power of Promise Examining Nuclear Energy in India

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Nuclear power has been held out as possibly the most important source of energy for India. And the dream of a nuclear-powered India has been supported by huge financial budgets and high-level political commitment for over six decades. Nuclear power has also been presented as safe, environmentally benign and cheap. Physicist and writer M.V. Ramana offers a detailed ...more
Published 2012 by Penguin Books Limited
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Vishaka Datta
Sep 29, 2016 Vishaka Datta rated it it was amazing
In spite of nuclear accidents, disarmament drives and the emergence of alternative sources of power, nuclear energy continues to enjoy a prominent place in India's energy and security policies. The US-India nuclear deal certainly gave it a fillip, and along with the media's tom-tomming of the end of India's "nuclear pariah" status were a spate of articles from the who's who of India's atomic energy establishment about India's (a) atomic capabilities, and (b) its impending atomic future.

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Kshitiz
Dec 08, 2013 Kshitiz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An exceptional work of scholarship and research, this book is indespnsible for anybody who is engaged in the debate regarding Indian nuclear programme. Many a stereotypes have been broken and a veil lifted from the sacrosanct Atomic Energy Commission. I, for one, have come out shaken. It will take a lot of thinking for me now to justify using Nuclear Energy. The book clearly explains, through irrefutable facts, as to how Indian Nuclear Programme isn't totally indigenous as claimed and also ...more
Aswin
May 26, 2013 Aswin rated it it was ok
Too dense - probably not aimed at the casual reader. Also felt that the author was a tad over-aggressive against the Atomic Energy authorities of the country. This was probably not necessary as the author had many convincing arguments against the "promise" held by atomic energy, given its history.
Somesh Dhavala
Aug 02, 2015 Somesh Dhavala rated it really liked it
A must read for anyone, who wants to know about India's civil nuclear program. Scientifically written.
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