“The Black Tiger” Book Launched By Anna Hazare
Fingerprint Publishing celebrated the launch of Srijan Pal Singh’s timely and well referenced book on corruption “The Black Tiger” at the Constitution Club of India, which was launched by Padma Bhushan Shri Anna Hazare, the iconic stalwart of the anti-corruption movement in India. The occasion was also graced by renowned social activist Dr. Vishwambehar Choudhari.
A timely, effective, and well-referenced title, The Black Tiger makes a bold attempt to look at the problem of corruption from every possible angle and attempts to provide a solution for it, after analysing the case vis- à-vis similar scenarios across the world. The book explores how India can change, in global parameters, in its growth and economy, if steps towards a corruption-free nation are progressed upon. Some ideas are inspired by other nations, while others are radical and innovative and suited to the Indian context as a special case. A large part of the book is inspired by the epitome of modern India’s development and a symbol of integrity in public and personal life, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, with whom the author had worked during the last seven years. Many of the chapters delve into the experiences and inspirations of Dr. Kalam about this topic.
The Black Tiger is a product of a lucid research into the complicated world of black money; its mechanisms, its movement, and its soft spots. A meditative and well-referenced critique of corruption and its corruptible practices, the book is a study of various countries across time and geography that have fought corruption in their own systems. From the ICAC of Hong Kong to the Clean Governance of Georgia and from the fight against Foreign Parked Black Money by a US court to the truly consequential None of the Above vote of Colombia, Srijan Pal Singh, trusted advisor and a close associate of Dr. Kalam, analyses case after case, putting forth cogent arguments on the many dimensions of corruption and how it can be systematically weeded out from India. At once fascinating, absorbing, and informative, The Black Tiger is a must-read for those who wish to know how India can become a superpower in the next few years, as envisioned by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.