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India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Ramin Jahanbegloo

Abstract

In this book, Ramin Jahanbegloo converses with twenty-seven leading Indian personalities—social scientists, journalists, activists, artists, and sportspersons—to gain an understanding of contemporary Indian society. Jahanbegloo raises interesting questions about the seeming contradictions of life in India: the long history of religious tolerance juxtaposed with growing religious fundamentalism, democracy being challenged by a persistent caste system, the Indian ethos of equality contested by the low status of women, affluent urban areas that contrast with the impoverished rural tracts, among o ... More

Keywords: contemporary India, Indian society, Indian ethos, democracy, religious fundamentalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195689440
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ramin Jahanbegloo, author
Rajni Kothari Chair in Democracy at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi

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