Where Are The Conservative Intellectuals in India, Caravan (March 2015) [Friday, March 20th, 2015]

There is a paradox at the heart of Indian public life today: that while the country has a right-wing party in power, right-wing intellectuals run thinly on the ground. This makes India an exception among the world’s established democracies. The United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany all have a long lineage of first-rate intellectuals [...]

 
 
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  History As Myth Myth As History, Hindustan Times [Sunday, January 18th, 2015]

In the early years of this century, people—within and outside India—began speaking of our country emerging as a ‘knowledge superpower’. The proximate reason for this was the country’s then rising software industry. As that sturdy bellwether of the conventional wisdom, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, wrote in 2005, India, once ‘known as a [...]

 
 
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