Episode 312: Ashutosh Salil and the Challenge of Change

He is an IAS officer who has just co-written a book about Gandhian social workers in Vidarbha. Ashutosh Salil joins Amit Varma in episode 312 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about the difficult work of bringing about change from within society — and from within the state.

Also check out:
1. Ashutosh Salil on TwitterAmazon and Outlook.
2. Being the Change: In the Footsteps of the Mahatma — Ashutosh Salil and Barkha Mathur.
3. Friendship Day: An IAS Officer Recollects His Childhood Friend — Ashutosh Salil.
4. Nomad’s Diary: An IAS Officer Tries To Find The Meaning Of Home — Ashutosh Salil.
5. Singing Frogs & Sinking Roads: Experiencing The Monsoons In Smalltown Bihar — Ashutosh Salil.
6. Writer’s Diary: Walking Down The Memory Lane — Ashutosh Salil.
7. Learning From Tribals — Ashutosh Salil.
8. The Refreshing Audacity of Vinay Singhal — Episode 291 of The Seen and the Unseen.
9. Stage.in.
10. Understanding India Through Its Languages — Episode 232 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Peggy Mohan).
11. Wanderers, Kings, Merchants: The Story of India through Its Languages — Peggy Mohan.
12. From Cairo to Delhi With Max Rodenbeck — Episode 281 of The Seen and the Unseen.
13. Sharda Sinha on Spotify and YouTube.
14. The Gita Press and Hindu Nationalism — Episode 139 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Akshaya Mukul).
15. Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India — Akshaya Mukul.
16. Maithili Thakur on Spotify and YouTube.
17. The Indianness of Indian Food — Episode 95 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vikram Doctor).
18. The Darbhanga Gharana on Wikipedia and YouTube.
19. Chhannulal Mishra on Spotify and YouTube.
20. The Life and Times of Abhinandan Sekhri — Episode 254 of The Seen and the Unseen.
21. Alice Evans Studies the Great Gender Divergence — Episode 297 of The Seen and the Unseen.
22. Womaning in India With Mahima Vashisht — Episode 293 of The Seen and the Unseen.
23. Parkinson’s Law — C Northcote Parkinson.
24. Restaurant Regulations in India — Episode 18 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Madhu Menon).
25. Rukmini Sees India’s Multitudes — Episode 261 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Rukmini S).
26. Friedrich Hayek on WikipediaBritannicaStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Econlib.
27. ये लिबरल आख़िर है कौन? — Episode 37 of Puliyabaazi (w Amit Varma, on Hayek).
28. Tory MP visibly furious over party chaos — Guardian News.
29. Participatory Democracy — Episode 160 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ashwin Mahesh).
30. Cities and Citizens — Episode 198 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ashwin Mahesh).
31. Helping Others in the Fog of Pandemic — Episode 226 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ashwin Mahesh).
32. Mission Shaurya on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.
33. Poorna — Directed by Rahul Bose.
34. The BJP Before Modi — Episode 202 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vinay Sitapati).
35. The Forgotten Greatness of PV Narasimha Rao — Episode 283 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vinay Sitapati).
36. Where There is no Doctor — David Werner.
37. Chinki Sinha at Outlook and Twitter.
38. Rohinton Mistry and WG Sebald on Amazon.
39. The Imposter Syndrome.
40. Kumar Gandharva on Spotify and YouTube.
41. Nirbhay Nirgun — Kumar Gandharva.
42. Prahlad Singh Tipanya on YouTube.
43. Writer, Rebel, Soldier, Lover: The Many Lives of Agyeya — Akshaya Mukul.
44. Shekhar: A Life — Agyeya.
45. Shekhar: Ek Jeevani — Agyeya.
46. The Life and Times of George Fernandes — Rahul Ramagundam.
47. Man’s Search for Meaning — Viktor Frankl.
48. Kantara — Rishab Shetty.

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Episode art: ‘Being the Change’ by Simahina.