Jayant V. Narlikar is an astrophysicist, so it comes natural to him
to think big and dramatic when thinking about the issues on our Earth.
He is a Cambridge graduate and a student of the celebrity Fred Hoyle. He
developed IUCAA, a premier institute of India working in this area,
after serving for 16 long years with the prestigious Tata Institute of
Fundamental Research (TIFR).
Normally a very
soft spoken man, he now appears in a new role— that of a constructive
critic of national affairs, something that India needs at the present
moment as it advances in a bid to become an advanced nation by 2020.
years he has been writing in The Times of India on these topics of
critical importance. The same articles are now present in more sturdy
and sustaining book form. His ideas are like high flying shooting stars,
spectacular, yet deep enough to shake up the nation out of its
complacence. He places before the readers much needed ideas and implores
them to think.