THE DARLING OF THE DISPOSSESSED, The Hindu [Sunday, December 8th, 2002]

In April 1996, I joined a group of Indian scholars for a meeting in the southern town of Manipal in memory of Mahatma Gandhi. The inaugural address was by Shivarama Karanth, who spoke of his debates with the Mahatma some sixty years previously, on such varied subjects as sex and spirituality. Among the other speakers [...]

 
 
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  AMBEDKAR, The Hindu [Sunday, December 8th, 2002]

In April 1996, I joined a group of Indian scholars for a meeting in the southern town of Manipal in memory of Mahatma Gandhi. The inaugural address was by Shivarama Karanth, who spoke of his debates with the Mahatma some sixty years previously, on such varied subjects as sex and spirituality. Among the other speakers [...]

 
 
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  NIRAD BABU’S NEHRU, The Hindu [Sunday, November 24th, 2002]

On the 8th of September 1951, The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian was published in London. When the book finally arrived in India, several weeks later, the author sent a copy to his literary mentor, Mohitlal Majumdar. Majumdar soon wrote back with his words of appreciation, but then asked: ‘What does Jawaharlal Nehru think of [...]

 
 
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  VAJPAYEE’S NEHRU, The Hindu [Sunday, November 10th, 2002]

In the spring of 1977, thirty years of Congress rule ended, and a new Government took power in New Delhi. Politicians who had expected to live out their days in the Opposition were unexpectedly thrust into Ministerial office. In preparation, sycophantic bureaucrats began to take away or hide any visible signs in the secretariat of [...]

 
 
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  THE ENVIRONMENTALIST OF THE POOR: ANIL AGARWAL, Economic and Political Weekly [Saturday, January 19th, 2002]

The Berkeley Nobel Laureate George Akerlof once remarked of his fellow economists that if you showed them something that worked in practice, they would not be satisfied unless it was also seen to work in theory. This insight explains much about the dismal science, including why, as late as 1980, the M. I. T. economist [...]

 
 
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