Book Review: Energy Swaraj My Experiments with SOLAR Truth

The book is Authored by Prof Chetan Singh Solanki and Edited by Bienu Verma Vaghela. Author Prof Singh is strongly influenced by Gandhian ideals and principles, is in awe with Gandhiji’s writings & teachings, particularly his autobiography – ‘The Story of my Experiments with truth’. 

Prof. Solanki, a Solar technologist & reformist has devoted around 20 years of his life on SOLAR experiments, especially during the latter part of his career. He is in line with the Gandhian philosophy of Gram Swaraj, leading to what he terms “Energy Swaraj.” Therefore, the book has been titled Energy Swaraj – My experiments with SOLAR truth. The book does complete justice to this title.  

The book is an autobiographical journey of the author who passionately feels that our actions have impacted the world so much that, in business as usual scenario of energy generation and consumption, there is some finite possibility of human extinction from the planet, as early as by the end of this century. 

He says the use of fossil fuel-based energy is inflicting catastrophic climate change. The climate is changing faster than anyone of us would have anticipated. But most of the population in the world, unfortunately, does not even understand the severity of the issue and continue to live with it.  

The book will wake you, shake you, alarm you, startle you, interest you, captivate you, inspire you, motivate you, determine you to take that first step towards mitigating climate change by opting cleaner, greener, renewable source of energy – Solar Energy. Energy Swaraj is the localisation of energy generation & consumption where an ecosystem has to be created to fulfill the daily needs of the energy locally, by the locals, for the locals!

It is based on his actual experiments, experiences, failures & successes with Solar, presented with a common man’s perspective. The book is available on Amazon, Flipkart and Notion Press, and leading book stores.  

Book: Energy Swaraj – My Experiments with SOLAR truth | Author: Prof Chetan Singh Solanki | Edited by Bienu Verma Vaghela| Publisher: Notion Press| Pages: 254 | Price: INR 275/-

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