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

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  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 …