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The Full Circle

made surprisingly intensive studies in various narrow fields. And yet there was a major gap in the whole Conference which could not go unnoticed. There were no participants from the Eastern bloc countries. The views of social scientists from these countries on development would be relevant at the professional level and their absence was a loss to the total discussion. Sparse, too, were participants from other Asian countries and from Africa. These countries are equally involved in the process of development and an exchange of views could have been very useful. India needs to build relations with them at the non-governmental level. In net having consciously encouraged this inflow, we missed a major opportunity to build bridges with the developing world.

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