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Indian Ethical Thought And Its Discontents: Shenanigans Of The Great International Shashi Tharoor

Umar Nizar

  Umar Nizarudeen I am also surprised at the praise for this book from a sensible social science scholar like Neera Chandhoke, in another review. Caste-blind scholarship which draws a quick distinction between Hinduism and Hindutva is forcing the Congress of Rahul Gandhi to own Hinduism, as a strategy to bring the Congress back to …

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BJP Governmentality: Development as Illusion

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  Vicky Nandgaye Nowadays ‘NaMo’ seems like a brand which is supposed to bring reform in an individual’s life. Modi consistently enjoyed the Chief Ministership of Gujarat from 7 October 2001 to 22 May 2014. Then over that period of operation of the so-called “Gujarat Model” his image grew across the nation with the help …

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Prof Amartya Sen, Address Caste Discrimination in University of Hyderabad

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  Raju-Venkatesh Solidarity Committee This appeal finds its importance and urgency in the context of Prof.Amartya Sen’s arrival to University of Hyderabad on 19th December 2013; as well as, due to the prolonged student protests and debates against the Vice Chancellor and the administration, at the campus. In the wake of Dalit suicides, systemic failure …

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Amartya Sen’s Imagined India

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Braj Ranjan Mani Intellectual compromise of the best gives rise to the worst. Amartya Sen’s sanitised, caste-blind perspective on social unfairness, Hinduism and Indian culture, despite the show of reason, eclecticism and inclusive sensibility, is a gross distortion of historical reality, and a classic example of the limitation—and danger—of elitist liberalism. Amartya Sen is India’s …

Thought

All the myths about Kerala

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  Chandrabhan Prasad Brahma Satyam, Jagat Mithya: This is one of the three slogans the Adi Guru Shankaracharya had offered while according “religious” cover to the Chaturvarna order in the early ninth century in India.  Shankaracharya was born in Malayali land and was an accomplished myth maker. According to him, “The world is not real, …