This question first came to my mind a few years back when I was trying to identify the basic causes of persistent poverty in India. Even after more than 60 years of independence, the poverty rate was hovering around 25%. The problem has remained a scourge and a stumbling block preventing the progress and development… Continue reading In Absentia: Did India have any worthwhile intellectual leadership since independence?
In the previous article in this blog, “Does the Idea of Crony Capitalism Have Anything to do with Indian Polity and Economy?” dated September 19, 2015, I expressed my skepticism about applying the concept of Crony Capitalism to Indian polity and economy and the reasons behind my skepticism. It was explained in that article that… Continue reading Crony Capitalism is an Oxymoron: India is a Nation of Crony Socialism and Crony Fascism
Ramachandra Guha’s article, “In Absentia: Where are India’s conservative intellectuals?” in “The Caravan” magazine published on 1 March 2015, as a brief intellectual history of India since independence, is much more significant in many other ways as a barometer of the current state of Indian culture than what the author identifies as the paradox: The lack of conservative… Continue reading A Critique of Ramachandra Guha’s Brief Intellectual History of India Since Independence
Ramachandra Guha’s very long article (17 pages), “In Absentia: Where are India’s conservative intellectuals? in “The Caravan” magazine published on 1 March 2015 is significant in many aspects as a brief intellectual history of India since independence, the least of which is what he considers as a paradox of Indian public life or Indian culture. The… Continue reading How To Resolve Ramachandra Guha’s Paradox About Lack of Conservative Intellectuals in India?
Ayn Rand is the inventor of a new philosophy called Objectivism which in essence means that the world exists independent of man