Pavan Varma’s Book The New Indian Middle Class Released
From 04-06-2014 To 04-06-2014
PATNA, 4 June: Pavan Varma's new book "The New Indian Middle Class" was
released at a function at ADRI today. Journalist and Rajya Sabha member Dr
Harivansh, Hindi journalist and the director of the Jagjivan Ram Institute of
Social Studies Patna, Shree Shrikant, along with Dr Shaibal Gupta of ADRI
released the book.
Speaking on the occasion, the author of the book said that the
new middle class's expanse all over the world has given rise to a whole new
world view. And the world needs to recognize and measure this class's
contribution to the making of this world order.
The Indian middle class is a young pan India class which ably
uses the new social networks to fan out its opinions across the country and has
been able to guide the political discourse in the country. The challenge before
this class is to move beyond being mere agitationists to drivers of real
political and social changes.
On this occasion, Mr. Harivansh spoke on how a great
transformation of the middle class has taken place in India.He hoped that this
book would play an important role in starting a serious discussion regarding
middle class aspiration and its role in the current political and social
Dr. Shaibal Gupta on the occasion highlighted the fact about
how the 25-something youngsters in India are re-writing the rules of engagement
for modern Indian society. "A whole new class of budding and entrepreneurially
acting youths is accepting challenges and problems of society - and it is with
this spirit we should not underestimate this young new middle class," said Dr
This is second book by Pavan Varma on the theme. His first
had appeared in 1997 and was titled The
Great Indian Middle Class, which had remarkably talked about the formation
and the complexities of the ‘middle class' of the country.