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The argumentative Indian : writings on Indian history, culture and identity

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2005.
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"The Argumentative Indian brings together a selection of writings from Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen that outline the need to understand contemporary India, including its thriving democracy, in the light of its long argumentative tradition." "Understanding the political, social, cultural and economic challenges that contemporary India faces demands an adequate appreciation of its pluralist, interactive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sen, Amartya, 1933-
Argumentative Indian.
London : Allen Lane, 2005
(OCoLC)680625170
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Sen
ISBN: 0713996870 9780713996876
OCLC Number: 57750786
Description: xx, 409 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The augmentative Indian --
2. Inequality, instability and voice --
3. India : large and small --
4. The diaspora and the world --
5. Tagore and his India --
6. Our culture, their culture --
7. Indian traditions and the Western imagination --
8. China and India --
9. Tryst with destiny --
10. Class in India --
11. Women and men --
12. India and the bomb --
13. The reach of reason --
14. Secularism and its discontents --
15. India through its calendars --
16. The Indian identity.
Responsibility: Amartya Sen.

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The understanding and use of this rich argumentative tradition are critically important, Sen argues, for the success of India's democracy, the defence of its secular politics, the removal of  Read more...

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