*** This is a new, never read book. It has a few blemishes such as a crease or edge-wear on the cover, remainder mark, but it is still crisp and new on the inside and it makes for a great reading copy. *** In this collection of articles, taken from the pages of the monthly SEMINAR, the editor has tried to capture the controversies, the hope and the despair, of a quarter century of effort in planning. There is no attempt to probe this effort in totality. That is left to others who will assess the efforts of the economists and planners over the first. Contributors include K.N. Raj, A.K. Sen, Jagdish Bhahwati, Arun Bose, Sulekh Gupta, M.L. Dantwala, V.S. Vyas, Arjun Sengupta, P.N. Dhar, Gautam Mathur, C.T. Kurien, Deepak Lal, Pranad K. Bardhan, Montek S. Ahluwalia, B.S. Minhas, Mrinal Dutta-Chaudhuri.