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On Being a Technology Policy Analyst

Amulya Reddy: Citizen Scientist edited by Ravi Rajan (New Delhi: Orient Blackswan), 2009.

On Being a Technology Policy Analyst

Ananth Chikkatur

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mulya Reddy was an iconic person, who is familiar to nearly e veryone working in the Indian energy and technology policy arena. His pioneering work on energy, rural development and technology inspired, and continues to inspire, many young scientists – especially those who yearn to apply their scientific skills to the concerns of ordinary citizens (the aam janta). This book Citizen Scientist is an edited collection of 12 selected articles that provides the next generation of young engineers and scientists a window into Reddy’s thoughts and p assion. The articles are split equally into two areas of “Technology Choice and D evelopment Alternatives” and “Energy”. This is the second book with a collection of Amulya Reddy’s articles. The first book was released at the occasion of a symposium organised for Reddy’s 75th birthday, and was reviewed in this magazine (Sreekumar 2007).

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