Prof. Amulya Kumar N Reddy


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Amulya Kumar N Reddy

(21.10.1930 - 07.05.2006)

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Cricketer, electrochemist,  energy analyst, rural energy practitioner, appropriate technology pioneer, spokesman for sustainable development, campaigner against nuclear energy for power and/or weapons, respected teacher and more than anything, a person who has tried to live up to Gandhiji’s talisman.

I will give you a talisman. ‘Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test: Recall the face of the poorest and most helpless person whom you have seen and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he be able to gain anything by it? Will it restore him the control over his life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to Swaraj for the hungry and starving millions?’ Then you will find your doubts and self melting away.

This site has been prepared by Prayas Energy Group, Pune, on the occasion of the 75th birthday of Professor Amulya Kumar N Reddy or Amulya. It has 150 of his over 290 publications organised in the areas of Technology, Energy and Ethics in a structured way.

We at Prayas have been inspired by Amulya’s un-compromising urge for truth, scientific rigour, pro-poor perspective and his courageous stand on various issues – even against the mainstream. We hope that this site would benefit professionals, activists, students and policy analysts in the areas of energy as well as science – technology and society.

In June 2011, International Energy Initiative has announced annual Amulya KN Reddy prize for articles accepted for publication in ESD journal, on topics studied by Amulya.


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