The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity

The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity

Amartya Sen


In 16 associated essays, Nobel Prize--winning economist Amartya Sen discusses India's highbrow and political historical past and the way its argumentative culture is key for the good fortune of its democracy and secular politics. The Argumentative Indian is "a bracing sweep via facets of Indian historical past and tradition, and a tempered research of the hugely charged disputes surrounding those subjects--the nature of Hindu traditions, Indian identification, the country's large social and monetary disparities, and its present position on the planet" (Sunil Khilnani, Financial Times, U.K.).

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