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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 …

Features

Dronacharya Complex – Or Who Is The Intellectual?

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  Bobby Kunhu “The Mismeasure of Man treats one particular form of quantified claim about the ranking of human groups: the argument that intelligence can be meaningfully abstracted as a single number capable of ranking all people on a linear scale of intrinsic and unalterable mental worth.” – Stephen Jay Gould, “Mismeasure of Man” I …

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No Mr. Tharoor, I Don’t Want to Enter Your Kitchen

tejaswini tabhane

Tejaswini Tabhane Shashi Tharoor is an author, politician and former international civil servant who is also a Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This write-up is a rebuttal to his three-year-old article Why Caste Won’t Disappear From India, which I came across recently. While three years’ span is too big and my …

Thought

Forget the Raj. Who’ll say sorry for millennia of abuse of dalits?

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  Surendra Kumar With his rousing speech at Oxford Union, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has silenced his detractors. Ironically, his own party seeks his silence. Obviously, they don’t take his gift of gab and exceptional oratorical skills seriously. What a pity. What a huge difference a single speech can make! Shashi Tharoor’s 15-minute stirring intervention …