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?
Two of my previous articles published in this blog were in response to Ramachandra Guha’s very brief intellectual history of India since independence published in The Caravan magazine on March 1, 2015: In Absentia: Where are India’s conservative intellectuals? In this blog post, I would just consider two paragraphs of his article which are an… Continue reading Misunderstanding, misconception and Misinterpretation of Ideas of Capitalism, Socialism, Fascism, and Secularism By Indian Intellectuals
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?