Development is not merely about economic growth, it is multi-dimensional, holistic, socially equitable, ecologically sustainable, and an inclusive progress. This book examines development and related issues that take place in India. The role of both the state and of NGOs are discussed at length. The vulnerable sections of the society - namely the tribals, the poor, and the marginalized - are also looked at, along with issues regarding food, water, poverty, and education. The book is clear evidence of the author's insights on and empathy for the poor.