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Khilnani, Sunil 1960-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 188 publications in 5 languages and 4,079 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Autobiographies  Biographical television programs  Sources  Cross-cultural studies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, win, pre
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Most widely held works by Sunil Khilnani
The idea of India by Sunil Khilnani( Book )

76 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty years ago the British divided and departed from their most prized imperial possession, handing over the new Indian state to a small nationalist elite led by Jawaharlal Nehru. The new country was then driven by a belief in a political construct, the idea of India, an idea that for decades animated the citizens' efforts to unite their huge, diverse, and poor society and to transform it into a modern state fit to join the irreversible movement of world history."--BOOK JACKET. "Sunil Khilnani's book addresses the paradoxes and ironies that have surrounded this project of inventing India - a project that has brought Indians considerable political freedom and carried their enormous democracy to the verge of being Asia's greatest free state but that has also left many of them in poverty and that is now threatened by divisive religious nationalism."--BOOK JACKET. "Khilnani's superb historical analysis conveys modern India's energy, fluidity, and unpredictability - in its democracy and its voting patterns, in its visions of economic development, in its diverse cities and devotion to village culture, and in its current disputes over its political identity. Throughout, he provokes and illuminates this fundamental question: Can the original idea of India survive its own successes?"--BOOK JACKET
Incarnations : a history of India in fifty lives by Sunil Khilnani( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An entertaining and provocative account of India's past, written by one of the country's leading thinkers. For all of India's myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani fills that space, recapturing the human dimension of how the world's largest democracy came to be. His trenchant portraits of emperors, warriors, philosophers, film stars, and corporate titans--some famous, some unjustly forgotten--bring feeling, wry humor, and uncommon insight to dilemmas that extend from ancient times to our own. As he journeys across the country and through its past, Khilnani uncovers more than just history. In rocket launches and ayurvedic call centers, in slum temples and Bollywood studios, in California communes and grimy ports, he examines the continued, and often surprising, relevance of the men and women who have made India--and the world--what it is. We encounter the Buddha, 'the first human personality'; the ancient Sanskrit linguist who inspires computer programmers today; the wit and guile of India's Machiavelli; and the medieval poets who mocked rituals and caste. In the twentieth century, Khilnani sets Gandhi and other political icons of the independence era next to actresses, photographers, and entrepreneurs. Incarnations is an ideal introduction to India--and a provocative and sophisticated reinterpretation of its history"--
Reinventing democracy( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current triumph of democracy has also brought to the fore its great vulnerability. There is rising dissatisfaction with the existing institutions of British democracy, and with the scope and degree of accountability they offer. This is reflected in declining levels of participation and falling party recruitment, but also in the emergence of a striking critical consensus across the political spectrum about the ills of democracy in Britain." "This collection of specially commissioned essays addresses this paradox, and sets out both to further the diagnosis and to suggest remedies to the difficulties which democracy faces in Britain. Unusually, it balances a commitment to expanding the imaginative boundaries of our thinking about democracy with a determination to offer quite practical suggestions for reforming existing institutions and practices. The essays deal with the depletion of the powers of local government and the rise of 'quangos'; with the erosion of democratic control by managerial and accounting techniques and the challenges to accountability posed by the new information technologies; with the economic limits to democracy, and the need to improve the accountability of both companies and associations within civil society, with the relationship between national democracy and the governance of the European Union; and with the shifting content of the idea of democracy." "Written by distinguished academics, journalists, politicians and activists, this volume brings together a wide range of perspectives, all of them directed towards the task of reinventing the unsettingly simple idea of democracy for a world which is becoming increasingly complex. It will appeal to all those concerned with British politics today, as well as to those interested in the future of democracy."--Jacket
Arguing revolution : the intellectual left in postwar France by Sunil Khilnani( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khilnani concludes with remarks on the revival of intellectual interest in the idea of the Republic. This vigorous and highly accessible book will appeal to everyone curious about what has happened in French intellectual life since 1945, and to all concerned with the fate of the Left
Civil society : history and possibilities( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative constitutionalism in South Asia by Sunil Khilnani( )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite their divergent recent histories and political experiences, there is a remarkable degree of constitutional and legal kinship among the South Asia countries. Yet for long legal communities in these countries were in the habit of looking to the West for statutory modelling and jurisprudential innovation. They are, however, now increasingly reacting to and engaging with constitutional law developments in the neighbouring countries of the region. This pioneering volume maps out the intellectual and historical contours of this little-studied field, yet one that is critical to South Asia's future: the mutual borrowing, citing, and dialogue across the constitutional jurisdictions of South Asia. This nascent but significant development provides the basis, the volume argues, for a distinct comparative constitutionalism focused on the South Asian region. The essays collected here examine whether the experience so far of comparative law across South Asia offers insight into broader trends in constitutionalism, and also ask how the corpus of general comparative constitutional law might benefit from greater familiarity with the South Asian experience. The contributors are broad and diverse in their outlook and experience, and their contributions cover a wide range of contemporary constitutional developments in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The topics addressed include substantive issues such as: the interface of law and religion and models of secularism in specific South Asian jurisdiction; the challenges confronted by public interest lawyers in championing their causes across courts in South Asia; and the evolution of constitutionalism in smaller South Asian polities over time. Additionally, some chapters focus on methodological and related challenges to fostering deeper dialogue in the field of constitutional law across South Asian nations"--Unedited summary from book jacket
An Indian social democracy : integrating markets, democracy, and social justice( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incarnations : India in fifty lives by Sunil Khilnani( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For all of India's myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani fills that space, recapturing the human dimension of how the world's largest democracy came to be. His trenchant portraits of emperors, warriors, philosophers, film stars, and corporate titans-some famous, some unjustly forgotten-bring feeling, wry humor, and uncommon insight to dilemmas that extend from ancient times to our own. As he journeys across the country and through its past, Khilnani uncovers more than just history. In rocket launches and ayurvedic call centers, in slum temples and Bollywood studios, in California communes and grimy ports, he examines the continued, and often surprising, relevance of the men and women who have made India-and the world-what it is. We encounter the Buddha, "the first human personality"; the ancient Sanskrit linguist who inspires computer programmers today; the wit and guile of India's Machiavelli; and the medieval poets who mocked rituals and caste. Incarnations is an ideal introduction to India, and a provocative and sophisticated reinterpretation of its history
Revolutionsdonner : die französische Linke nach 1945 by Sunil Khilnani( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonalignment 2.0 : a foreign & strategic policy for India in the 21st century by Sunil Khilnani( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NonAlignment 2.0 is an attempt to identify the basic principles that should guide India's foreign and strategic policy over the next decade. The views it sets out are rooted in the conviction that the success of India's own internal development will depend decisively on how effectively we manage our global opportunities in order to maximize our choices, thereby enlarging our domestic options to the benefit of all Indians. The purposes of the present strategy document are three-fold: to lay out the opportunities that India enjoys in the international sphere; to identify the challenges and threats it is likely to confront; and to define the broad perspective and approach that India should adopt as it works to enhance its strategic autonomy in global circumstances that, for some time to come, are likely to remain volatile and uncertain
The Nehru/Gandhi dynasty( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy and triumph pepper this account of the political family that remade the world's second most populous nation
The discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When J. Nehru was a prisoner in Ahmadnager Fort prison, he wrote this history of India
The idea of India death underfoot ; The Lee Hamilton commentaries : reshaping the U.S.-Saudi relationship by Sunil Khilnani( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#616. Describes democracy in India and how Nehru and others invented their country at the time of independence. #314. Describes the problem of landmines in many third world nations and explains a strategy for the elimination of landmines worldwide
A Bunch of old letters : being mostly written to Jawaharlal Nehru and some written by him( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gandhi's autobiography : the story of my experiments with truth by Gandhi( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahatma Gandhi's aim in writing this autobiography was to give an account of his spiritual progress towards truth. Absolute Truth is his sovereign principle and non-violence the method of pursuing it
The development of civil society by Sunil Khilnani( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of nehru by Sunil Khilnani( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'evoluzione democratica dell' India by Sunil Khilnani( )

1 edition published in 1995 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Differences in behavior between metallic and non-metallic vapors for internal condensing flows" by Sunil Khilnani( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

India's unresolved democracy by Sunil Khilnani( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Reinventing democracy
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Reinventing democracyArguing revolution : the intellectual left in postwar FranceCivil society : history and possibilitiesThe discovery of IndiaA Bunch of old letters : being mostly written to Jawaharlal Nehru and some written by himGandhi's autobiography : the story of my experiments with truth
Alternative Names
Sunil Khilnani

Sunil Khilnani 1960-....

Sunil Khilnani Indiaas politicoloog

Sunil Khilnani indischer Politologe

Sunil Khilnani Political scientist

சுனில் கில்னானி

സുനിൽ ഖിൽനാനി

Languages
English (168)

German (3)

French (3)

Arabic (2)

Italian (1)