Databases  
Policy & Regulatory  
Conference Proceedings  
Customised Reports  
Maps & Atlases  
Magazines  
Newsletters & Journals  
New Releases  
Book Order Form  
Book Feedback Form  
Join Mailing List  
Book Store Home  
Contact Us  
 

Featured Publications
 Upcoming Titles


Overview of New & Renewable Energy Sectors in India


Energy Efficiency Scenario in India

 India Core Reports
 




IndiaCore Site


 

 
 
Books & Publications- General Information

For online ordering scroll to the bottom of the page or click here
Title Third Millennium Equipoise
Publisher/ Author Lancer/ Major General Vinod Saighal
Year Published 1998
ISBN/ RNI 1 897829 48 5
Format Hardcover
Pages Pp 238
Delivery Indian as well as International Orders & Deliveries accepted
Product Code IPBG-101
Price in INR (for Indian Orders) 395
Price in USD (for International Orders) 30

Book Details
As humanity moves inexorably into the 21st Century, there is widespread awakening and concern about its fate and its destiny in the light of the happenings of the past centuries. There are mixed feeling about our immediate future and also gloomy prognostications. Many outstanding thinkers and authors have expressed their anxieties, hopes and aspirations. Pierre Tielhard d'Chardin, Mahatma Gandhi, Shoghi Effendi, Jonathan Schell, Paul Kennedy, Samuel Huntington, Alvin Toffler, Vaclav Havel and now we may add to this list, Major General Vinod Saighal.

‘Third Millennium Equipoise’ is conceivably the most comprehensive blueprint on global governance and security to appear on the scene at the close of the twentieth century. It attempts to take up the thread where some of the most distinguished reports of our times – Our Common Future, Our Global Neighbourhood, the Report of the Canberra Commission – left the resolution of the problems to future generations after indicating several tantalizing pathways. In Third Millennium Equipoise, the author lays out an ambitious agenda for global harmony that attempts to facilitate a gradual transition from a culture of war, based on nuclear deterrence, to a culture of peace that focuses on restoring the deteriorating ecology of the planet.

A grand synthesis along these lines for ushering in The Age of Humanism has probably never appeared before in print. It is a book which, after laying the groundwork for global harmony, spells out the discrete steps that can be taken towards this goal. It is an elegant model which, due to its very simplicity, can be put into effect almost immediately. The book being free of encumbrances, cross-references, footnotes and the like makes for smooth reading. It represents perhaps one of the most cogent presentations to date for the resolution of the nuclear impasse.

The work of Gen. Saighal stands out for its methodical and objective assessment of humanity's immediate past and for its vision of a new politico-socio order. The book is a brilliant catalogue of recommendations for reversing the present-day dangerous trends through re-thinking of some of the institutions at the world level. Through incisive analysis of present-day international military and political structures, he proposes the creation of certain new international institutions that will carry forward the unfulfilled goals of the UNO, namely, a Global Reconstruction Fund, a World Nuclear Council or an Independent Interim International Panel.

Reviews

In the light of the present global turmoil many distinguished intellectuals around the world have expressed the view that the book, 'Third Millennium Equipoise' delineates several tangible pathways for moving out of the present impasse and working towards global harmony. Similar views have been expressed by eminent scientists, scholars and educationists. The UN
Secretary General, Mr. Kofi A. Annan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize, along with the UN, was one of the earliest to endorse Third Millennium Equipoise. It was reviewed in UN Chronicle 3/98.

A synopsis of some of the views/reviews:

“Touches on issues of priority concern to United Nations in an enlightened and sophisticated way” ----- Mr. Kofi A. Annan, Secretary General, United Nations

“TME presents a holistic approach to the problems of Global Governance and Security” ------ Dr. Ronald S. Mccoy, Vice President, IPPNW and Member, Canberra Commission

“Outstanding book of discernment”------- Soka Gakkai International, Japan

“The writer brings out important factors for the establishment of Global Peace and Tranquility” ------ Achärya Shri Mahäprajña

“I loved, in particular, your epilogue for the sheer art of its presentation” ------Padmashree Professor V. Venkatachalam, Chairman, Indian Council of Philosophical Research

“…….Part 2 is really a blueprint of desirable and possible changes in the ordering of the world in a period of 50 years, from 2000 till 2050. It is amazing how the author has thought this through in details…...

…….. in conclusion, this is a brilliant book with a long list of recommendations on governmental and organizational level to curb the immense dangers threatening humanity.

……... it is not only interesting, but it deserves to be taken seriously as a guide, or at least a starting point, for world reformers.” ------- By Prof. Dr. Pieter P.J.M. Schram for Vredesterts Periodiek, The Journal of the Executive Peace Committee of the Eindhoven University of Technology.

“The Book is a brilliant catalogue of recommendations for reversing the present-day dangerous trends through re-thinking of some of the institutions at the World level” ------ A K Merchant in The Pioneer, New Delhi, 23 October 1999

“Fascinatingly detailed blueprint for a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World” ----- Reviewed by Horst Rutsch in United Nations Chronicle No.3, 1998

“…lays out an ambitious agenda for Global Governance and Security” ------ Khaleej Times, December 5, 1998

“Immensely thought-provoking Book”------- Politics India, August 1998

“Draws a road map to a N-Weapons-Free World…. makes peace seem almost achievable” ----- India Today, October 26, 1998

“Saighal’s opus stands out…owing to the way in which he has tied up various facets” ------- Economic Times, June 13, 1999

About the Author

Born in West Punjab (undivided India) in 1939, Major General Vinod Saighal retired from the Indian Army in 1995. Before that he had several active command assignments including the command of an armoured formation as well as the command of mountain and desert divisions. An officer from the Cavalry, he has held assignments with UN Peacekeeping forces, as well as tenures in the Middle East. He had served as his country’s Military Attache in France and BENELUX. He has published articles on a vast range of subjects in almost all the leading national dailies of India.

His views stem from a deep understanding of the problems facing modern civilisation as it enters a new millennium. With his experience of military logistics, command of armed divisions and UN peace-keeping operations, there couldn't have been a more qualified defence authority to lecture world leaders on serious geopolitical issues as he has.


Contents

The author has divided his book into three parts: The Quest, Blueprint for the Age of Humanism and Looking Beyond.

The first is titled 'The Quest' since it is important to understand the issues at stake and the many changes now taking place especially from the point of view of the thermo-nuclear age.

The second is titled 'Blue Print' for the age of Humanism. In this section the author spells out new structures for the management of global affairs and providing for a step-by-step approach of demilitarisation of the civilised world. He notes, 'It is the interest of all nations of the world to change course towards a 'modus vivendi' that allows them to remove once and for all the astounding aberrations that have developed in the management of human affairs on the planet….' Part 2 is really a blueprint of desirable and possible changes in the ordering of the world in a period of 50 years, from 2000 till 2050.

The final section is titled 'Looking Beyond' and it goes full circle in the articulation of the author's vision of a new world. The problems of the earth's ecology, economic imbalances, failed developmental strategies, nuclear terrorism and the state of the world's military in the 21st century are dealt with in this part.

In the chapter titled "The Great Nuclear Debate: Missing the Woods for the Trees", Saighal laments that humanity has ignored the teachings of the world's great religions. But he adds that harmony and discord are, alas, two sides of the same coin that describe the human condition. In these troubled times, the need of the hour is for apostles of peace - a Mahatma Gandhi, a Martin Luther King, a Mother Teresa or a Sri Aurobindo who tantalizingly alluded to the elevation of Man to the next stratum of consciousness.

The book gains added contemporary relevance as we are presently faced with the most turbulent period of the 21st century. ‘Third Millennium Equipoise’ has been reviewed in several respected publications in India and Abroad. Many eminent persons from various walks of life, experts and non -experts, have averred that TME is original, unusual and thought provoking. The book is being translated into Spanish and German. Some institutions are adopting it for course study. TME is on the US Library of Congress Online Catalog as also of World Bank, WHO and United Nations.


Postage/ Courier/ Shipping & Handling Charges

For Orders & Deliveries in India: Rs 75

For International Orders & Deliveries:

USD 25

Payment Options

A: For International Orders & Deliveries
1. Swift Transfer/ Wire Transfer in our Bank account (Please contact us for our Bank Account details and SWIFT code).
2. Through International Cheque/ Demand Draft drawn in favor of 'International Publications & Information Services' payable at New Delhi, INDIA
3. Through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking using our Online Payment Gateway

B: For Indian Orders & Deliveries
1. Through Cheque/ Demand Draft drawn in favor of 'International Publications & Information Services' payable at New Delhi, INDIA
2. Direct Cash Deposit in our ICICI account from any ICICI branch in India (Please contact us for our Bank Account details).
3. Through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking using our Online Payment Gateway
4. VPP (Value Paid on Postage) of Indian Postal Department or CVC (Consignment Value Collect) offered by some courier Companies in certain locations in India
5. Cash/ Credit Card/ Debit Card at our office


1. Online ordering and payment through credit card/ debit card/ net banking

A: For International Order & Deliveries


(only International Orders)

(Please note if you are paying through MasterCard, the charges will be billed to your credit card as 'INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS & INFORMATION SERVICES'. For all other credit cards, the charges will be billed to your credit card as 'CCAVENUE.COM/CHARGE'- our online payment gateway provider. The charges include the applicable courier & handling charges. No credit card processing fee is charged)

B: For Indian Order & Deliveries


(only Indian orders)

(Please note if you are paying through MasterCard, the charges will be billed to your credit card as 'INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS & INFORMATION SERVICES'. For all other credit cards, the charges will be billed to your credit card as 'CCAVENUE.COM/CHARGE'- our online payment gateway provider. The charges include the applicable courier & handling charges and credit card processing fees)

2. For physical payment options & print order form, click here

 
Upcoming IndiaCore Organised/ Partnered/ Supported/ Endorsed Events

Coaltrans China 2019, April 8- 10, 2019 || Shangai, China

coaltrans-china-2019


Tech Supply Chain Conference & Exposition 2019, April 11- 12, 2019 || Bengaluru, INDIA

tech-supply-chain-2019


5th World Heart Congress 2019, April 15- 16 2019 || Amsterdam, Netherlands

5-world-heart-congress-2019


Ophthalmology Summit 2019, April 18– 19, 2019 || Rome, Italy

insights-in-ophthalmology-2019


Pediatric Cardiology and Health 2019, April 22- 23 2019 || Madrid, Spain

pediatric-cardiology-and-health-2019


RenewX 2019, April 26- 27, 2019|| Hyderabad, India


The 9th Asia-Pacific Floor Fair 2019, May 9- 11, 2019 || Guangzhou

ninth-asia-pacific-floor-fair-2019


13th China (Guangzhou) International Billiards Exhibition 2019, May 9- 11, 2019 || Guangzhou

13-china-international-billiards-exhibition-2019


ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2019, June 5- 8, 2019 || Bangkok, THAILAND

asean-sustainable-energy-week-2019


6th International Conference on Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine 2019, June 17- 18, 2019 || Dublin, Ireland


31st Annual Cardiologists Conference 2019, June 17- 19, 2019 || Rome, Italy


Coaltrans Asia 2019, June 23- 25, 2019 || Nusa Dua, Indonesia

coaltrans-asia-2019


Coaltrans Poland 2019, June 2019


International Conference on Biomarkers and Clinical Research 2019, July 15- 16, 2019|| Abu Dhabi, UAE

India Surface Treatment and Finishing Expo 2019, August 8- 10, 2019 || New Delhi, INDIA

istf-expo-2019


4th Asia (Guangzhou) Battery Sourcing Fair 2019 (GBF ASIA 2019), August 16- 18, 2019 || China

World Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Congress, September 9- 10, 2019 || Dubai, UAE


The 2nd POWER WEEK AFRICA 2019, September 9- 13, 2019 || Johannesburg

power-week-africa-2019


Coaltrans Asia Pacific 2019, September 2019


Coaltrans South Africa 2019, September 2019


Coaltrans Africa 2019, September 2019


Coaltrans School of Coal (Europe) 2019, September 2019 || Oxford,UK


Coaltrans Emerging Asian Coal Markets 2019, October/November 2019


32nd European Cardiology Conference, October 24- 26, 2019 || Zurich, Switzerland

european-cardiology-conference-2019


World Infectious and Rare Diseases Congress (WIRC 2019), October 28-29, 2019|| Budapest, Hungary

The 5th POWER WEEK ASIA 2019, November 11- 15, 2019 || Singapore

power-week-asia-2019


13th International Conference on Surgery and Anaesthesia 2019, November 14- 15, 2019|| Brisbane, Australia


World Conference on Vaccine and Immunology, November 21- 22, 2019 || Dubai, UAE


Road Infrastructure- Safety, Operation & Management, TBA || Mumbai. INDIA


Mining & Mineral Exploration Conclave- ‘Need for Modernisation & Capacity Enhancement in the Indian Mining Industry’, TBA || New Delhi. INDIA


The Madhya Pradesh Agri Summit & Mela, (TBA) || Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh


'Thermal Power India’, TBA || New Delhi. INDIA

TPI-2012


Indian Solar Thermal Energy & PV Conference, TBA || New Delhi. INDIA


Energy Efficiency Forum, TBA || New Delhi. INDIA


Smart Energy & Smart Metering India- 'Convergence of IT, Automation, Control & Communication', TBA || New Delhi. INDIA


Tech Supply Chain Conference & Exposition 2019, April 11- 12, 2019 || Bengaluru, INDIA
Directories
Conference Proceedings
 

Join our Mailing List
to receive Information Updates on Events, Happenings, Book Release, Developments in the Core Sector

mailing list

We accept online payment through


Incredible India

 


 
   


Copyright © IndiaCore. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use & Privacy Policy
Site Designed & Maintained by India Core
IndiaCore.com - The Online Resource for Information on the Indian Infrastructure & Core Sectors