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A New Idea of India: Individual Rights in a Civilisational State

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Foreword by Sanjeev Sanyal ‘A clear look into India’s political, social and economic history unobstructed by decades of agenda-driven narratives that sought to muddy the waters of our civilisational truths.’ Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India ‘India suffers from political scientists who slavishly recommend that India follow in the footsteps of their counterparts in the United States, and frame its policies around ethnic groups rather than around individuals and their fundamental rights. Rajeev and Harsh, two brilliant young authors, confront these political scientists head on with a fabulous book.’ Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Columbia University ‘It has become fashionable to suggest that the Indian right has no intellectuals. Rajeev and Harsh set about disproving this in their well-researched and fluently written book. Though there is much I disagree with in both their premises and their conclusions, it is a pleasure to engage with their ideas and find much common ground in the defence of free speech, economic freedom, government reform and individual liberty.’

    Hardcover, 384 pages
    Published 21-09-2020
  • Original Title : A New Idea of India: Individual Rights in a Civilisational State
  • Publisher : Westland
  • Genre : Non
  • ISBN : 9389648408 (ISBN13: 9789389648409)
  • Language : English
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Tripuresh Singh rated it
February 13, 2021
A Nation can only Prosper when there is a very healthy and strong left wing and at the same time equally healthy and strong right wing ( not just a Monopoly of one as it is in Indian intelligentia today,though Indian right wing is much more intelligent) Indian right Wing is actually quite different from the Western counterparts and the prime example of this is this book "A NEW IDEA OF INDIA" written by Two young authors Harsh Madhusudan and Rajiv Mantri. One of India's youngest political writers, they cover a whole lot of things in this book ... more
Abhishek rated it
December 23, 2020
Harsh Gupta and Rajeev Mantri write a compelling book providing a comprehensive view of India's trajectory from a political, economic, social, and civilizational perspective. Being economists themselves, the authors explore India's various facets since independence and chart the way forward for the country with a unique combination of civilizational attitude and global outlook. The book primarily focuses on the importance of individual rights of the citizen as opposed to "group" based rights. Instead of doling out rights to citizens, the stat ... more


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