EDUNATION The Dream of An India Empowered is an unprecedented piece of work. It not only exposes the glaring inadequacies of the Indian education system but through a deep study of how things work in advanced countries and through examples of spirited entrepreneurship from the author s own life provides an invaluable resource for all those interested in shaping a vibrant and progressive India. Policy-makers looking for change entrepreneurs looking for management truths institution-builders wanting to get their foundations right educators intent on cent per cent results the book provides a wealth of insights for all who wish to make a difference who believe that an India empowered is an India poised to lead. Dr. Vasudevan Pillai is many things to many people but at his best he is a pioneer an entrepreneur and a social reformer who believes that education is the only means to large-scale transformation the only language of change. A belief that saw him venture into areas of little or no development and start schools and colleges against all odds. His journey has been one of old ideas challenged and new concepts created and his initiatives have led to meaningful social and economic change. In a journey spanning over 4 decades Dr. Pillai has created over 50 institutions and trained over 2000 teachers. Edunation is not just his single-minded dream for India s youth but a working reality that transforms all who come within its ambit.