Review of Between you and me by Atul Khanna.

Title: Between you and me.

Subtitle: Fight to societal moksha.

Author: Atul Khanna.

Book length: 300 pages.

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Bloomsbury.


A young soul trapped in an old body.

A ticking clock slower than time.

Can this be the ironic destiny of 600 million bright and young Indians? Are we born free and yet trapped by our circumstances?

Between You and Me is a conversation that makes the reader ponder about the much-needed transformational changes for the twenty-first century. Why should we get up to act only when we are pushed to the corner? After all, a stitch in time saves nine. Could it be that the parameters of economics, administration, democracy, and social and political constitutions were all ideated and executed for another era? Will tinkering with these institutions help or are fresh ideas needed?

Encompassing an extensive discussion and analysis of what comprise our society-government, economy, education, healthcare, science, technology and so on-this book gives the reader a holistic view of India and helps in deriving solution-oriented ideas for a new societal design and structure which will ensure a thriving democracy. It presents the hope and aspiration of an ancient society that wants to break through the colonial legacy and land safely into the future. It is a gripping petition with operating models for redefining the citizen’s role-from the audience to the hero-which, if implemented, would bring societal moksha of peace, power and prosperity.

Book Description

The governance models based on social, constitutional, economic and administrative structure were conceptualised in the nineteenth century or earlier and were executed in the twentieth century. India is our setting, but the problem is universal. This book challenges the existing structures and provokes the youth to think out of the box to combat such challenges.


Being a political science and sociology student, I really was to connect with this book “between you and me” by Atul Khanna.

The book has various views about India, how it can be strengthen, the book discusses about the history of Indian politics and how we are being easily distracted towards a specific political family. The book has various other topics of importance, I agree to some things said by the author and it gives me a satisfaction of reading a well researched book.

Narration is good enough to hold till the last page, the content is well organized so that it doesn’t disturb the rhythm of readers, the book has examples which are quite engaging and help us in understanding the topics.

I really liked the narration skills of the author and the way he has expressed his thoughts about things people are scared to speak about and the style of conversation between author and the readers.

This book has also helped me in understanding the political science in a better way, the book has quite an attractive cover of different type. The book leaves us with few questions to answer by ourselves and think about them.

Overall if you love reading about politics or you wish to explore political history of India, I will surely suggest this one.


I will rate it ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Between you and me by Atul Khanna

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