Prof. Amulya Kumar N Reddy
Energy - Nuclear (Energy, Weapons)
of Nuclear Power from Heavy Water Reactors,
Amulya K N Reddy, M V Ramana, Antonette D'Sa, Economic and Political
Weekly April 23, 2005
Based on the Presentation to the Panel Discussion organized by the
Bangalore Chapter of Indian Scientists against Nuclear Weapons, Raman
Research Institute, 22 January 2000. Amulya outlines his criticism of the
nuclear weapons programme. Says that “In the ultimate analysis, the
issue of nuclear weapons is a moral question.
It is a question of right and wrong, good and evil, ethics.”
Assumption of Nuclear Deal (NUCLEAR ACCORD) , Amulya K N
Reddy, Economic and Political Weekly August 27, 2005
Amulya visited the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau in
October 1999. This short article sketches Amulya’s thoughts from
Auschwitz to Hiroshima to Pokhran to Indian science.
Science in the Blast from the Nuclear Tests, Published
in SEMINAR, No.468 (August 1998) pp. 55-59 with the title “Distortion of
The nuclear tests of May 11 and 15,1990 created turbulence in
India, the sub-continent and the world. In this paper the focus is on the
way the nuclear tests have exposed the relationship between Indian
science, on the one hand, and Indian society, its state, humanistic
tradition, morality and its scientific community on the other.
India’s nuclear tests -- should they have been carried out and
what next? An update of the presentation made to the Protest Meeting
organized by the Centre for Education and Documentation and by the
People’s Union of Civil Liberties at the Ashirwad Hall, Bangalore on 19 May 1998. A short note, starts by highlighting the
poverty in India and quoting Gandhi's talisman. Raises issues like “Have
the nuclear tests helped Indian science?” and “Are those against tests
Immorality Of Nuclear Weapons, Keynote Address to the National Convention on Disarmament and
Peace, 11 November, 2000, at New Delhi.
Brings out the uniqueness of nuclear weapons and addresses the associated moral and ethical issues
Innocence Or Brazen Cohabitation?, A letter to the editor , Current Science,
This is in response to the editorial (August 2001), which
questioned the Indian Academy of Sciences for supporting Pokhran II
nuclear bomb tests. Amulya praises the editorial, but writes that its
criticism could have gone further.
Fission to Fusion: The Story of India’s Atomic Energy Programme by M.R.
Srinivasan, Viking, New
Delhi (2002), Review of Mr. Srinivasan's book 'From fission to fusion' by
Appreciates Srinivasan's contribution, but concludes that India's
nuclear power programme can be justified only by the fact that it enabled
the weapons programme. This in turn has brought neither power nor peace.
Editor "Current Science", Letter to Editor, Current Science, Nov 1999.
Commenting on an editorial (which in turn was based on an article
on the nuclear bomb), Amulya says “Dissent is an essential condition for
the health of science.”