President Akayev is known as the Thomas Jefferson of Kyrghystan and of Central Asia. This study examines his role in the transformation of Kyrghyzstan into a modern nation State, and, by example, its effect on the rest of the CIS states. It also contains Akayev's views on man, society, international trade, and the role of business and trade in shaping the new destinies of nations. He asserts why and how the people of his country, under his leadership, have chosen the way of democracy and freedom. The book will be compulsory reading for all those interested in Central Asian countries.
Acknowledged among India’s most distinguished educations, Narendra Kumar had been responsible for creating an education system responsive to the changing societal needs at national and international level. He had taken bold steps which have the potential of revolutionizing the educational scenario in India. Kumar has varied interests and has written books on Central Asia and Africa, and also edited books on publishing. He has won many national and international awards including “Order of the Star of the Italian Solidarity” conferred by the President of the Republic of Italy as well as he was the youngest publisher to have been inducted into the Indian Publishing Hall of Fame.