Saturday, August 07, 2010

Foundational text for contemporary Indian political thought

Indian Political Thought: A Reader Edited by Aakash SinghSilika Mohapatra (London & New York: Routledge, 2010). 

In our time of globalization, people in the West are increasingly looking beyond the limits of the West for insights and teachings. It is very important and fascinating to find out what is happening today in India in terms of political philosophy. This Reader is timely and very much needed as there is simply no comparable text is in fact a 'who's who' in contemporary Indian political thought.  -- Fred Dallmayr (Notre Dame, USA)

A significant attempt to construct a foundational text for contemporary Indian political thought, this volume meets a deeply felt need. -- Shashi Tharoor (former Under-Secretary General for the United Nations) 

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