An Immense World by Ed Yong — a ‘magic-suffused’ 13-chaptered, 450-pager — may appeal a little more to the scientifically-inclined, considering that Yong is essentially a Pulitzer-Prize-winning science writer.
The book is a valuable document on the history of science in India, and a great contribution of SPK Gupta who has authored well-researched biographies of Indian scientists Y Subbarow and KS Ramayya in the past.
“An eye-opening book that shows us all the amazing work India’s scientists are doing and teaches about the most cutting-edge research too. I thoroughly enjoyed it.” — Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Former Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
The author has wisely widened the definition of innovation to include a broad sweep of ideas and public initiatives that were instrumental in ensuring good governance and a progressively better quality of life for Indians over the decades.