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5 Books to Read in Western Political Thought

May 13,20by Saumya Dey

In this article, author Saumya Dey recommends five books to read for a 'Purva Paksha' of our ideological enemies. The following five books could provide one a reasonably good sense of Western political thought till the age of enlightenment, Marxism along with its interpretation of history, and certain aspects of, what is termed these days, ‘critical theory’ pertaining to the post-enlightenment and industrial cognitive and social order. To challenge Western universalism, or ‘radical’, Left leaning academic activism (that uses the resources of Marxism and ‘critical theory’), one has to know their premises, and a perusal of these books may be five fruitful steps in that direction. To beat the enemy, you must know the enemy first.

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Dealing With the Gandhi Within

Gandhi arouses strong reactions in Indians. Some love him, declaring him to be the greatest man who ever lived, next only to Buddha. Others hate him too much, calling him the person who deluded India with promises of pseudo-secularism. What is the truth? And was Gandhi the only one to be blamed. Was Hindu society also a culprit? Read this article to know the answers and solutions to these problems.

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ફતવાથી આગળ ઇસ્લામ પાસે કશું છે ખરું?

આ લેખમાં ડૉ. શંકર શરણ ફતવાની દુનિયા અને મૌલવીઓ વિશે ચર્ચા કરે છે. તેમાં કહેવામાં આવ્યું છે કે કેવી રીતે રાજકીય ઇસ્લામની ભાષા ધમકી અને ફતવાથી વિશેષ કશું નથી, તેમાં ચર્ચાને ભાગ્યે જ અવકાશ છે. લેખક કહે છે કે ઇસ્લામિક સમાજની અંદર પણ વાતચીત-વિચારણાની કોઈ શક્યતા નહીં હોવાથી કેવી રીતે આખા સમુદાયને નુકસાન થઈ રહ્યું છે.

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భారత దేశం హిందూ రాష్ట్రం అయితే తప్పేముంది? – ఖలీద్ ఉమర్

ఈ ఆర్టికల్ లో ఖలీద్ ఉమర్ భారత దేశం ‘హిందూ రాష్ట్రం ‘ గా మారడానికి ఉన్న అవకాశం గురించి వ్రాసారు. ఉదారవాదులు తరచూ భారత దేశం హిందూ రాష్ట్రం గా మారితే అల్ప సంఖ్యాకుల మారణ హోమం జరుగుతుంది అని భయంకరమైన కథలను ప్రచారం చేస్తుంటారు. కానీ ఈ రచయిత మాత్రం భారత దేశం హిందూ రాష్ట్రం గా అవతరిస్తే హిందూ సంస్కృతి యొక్క గొప్పదనం కారణంగా శాంతి నెలకొని, అక్కడ నివసించే అన్ని వర్గాలకు చెందిన ప్రజలూ పురోగమిస్తారని అభిప్రాయపడ్డారు.

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ભારત હિન્દુ રાષ્ટ્ર બને એમાં ખોટું શું છે?

હિન્દુ રાષ્ટ્રની રચનાની સંભાવના વિશે આ એક લેખમાં ઉમર ખાલિદ ધારદાર રજૂઆત કરે છે. ભારત જો હિન્દુ રાષ્ટ્ર બને તો લઘુમતી સમુદાયોની મોટાપાયે કત્લેઆમ થઈ જશે એવી મનઘડંતી વાર્તાઓ બનાવીને લિબરલ બુદ્ધિજીવીઓ ભયનું વાતાવરણ પેદા કરી રહ્યા છે. આથી વિરુદ્ધ ખાલિદ ઉમર કહે છે કે, હિન્દુ રાષ્ટ્રની રચનાથી તો દેશમાં હિન્દુ સંસ્કારોને કારણે શાંતિ અને પ્રગતિ થશે.

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Five Reasons Trump is Going to Win

Apr 16,20by admin

In this article, Preity Upala analyzes the American electoral scene for the next elections. She analyzes many spheres of politics and comes to a conclusion that Donald Trump is going to be re-elected in the next elections, even though the liberal brigade thinks it a virtual impossibility. She tells you how.

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Perversion of India’s Political Parlance

Who is a 'leftist' or 'rightist' or who is 'secular' and who is 'communal'? In this article, Sita Ram Goel deconstructs the political and academic jargon. In doing so, he explains how language is used as a political weapon. This article is a must read.

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Delimitation of Constituencies: The Crisis and the Solutions

Mar 3,20by admin

- Raghu Bhaskaran India has currently 543 Parliamentary Constituencies. The composition of these constituencies was decided long ago. Since then, the population dynamics of a lot of Indian states has changed. The question which arises now: how to delimit the constituencies so that the respective strength of the populations are reflected in it?

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The Subaltern School of Indian History

Feb 17,20by admin

In this excerpt from the brilliant new work “The Indian Conservative”, Jaithirth Rao discusses the ideological imperatives of the subaltern school of history. He illustrates how the central beliefs and lynchpins of the subalternists and the postmodernists are often exactly the same as those of the Marxist school of historians. And for all of them, India is a British construct. Rao then proceeds to illustrate, how this is just pure hogwash.

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Decentralization of Social and Economic Policy – FR – Part 3

Jan 21,20by admin

This is an excerpt from the book “The Fractured Republic” by Yuval Levin. He is discussing how economy cannot be studied and treated in isolation and needs a more holistic framework. Economic debates are not the only ones worth having, and are usually not the ones that run the deepest or that do the most to shape our society. Economic arguments are inseparable from cultural ones, and the arrow of causality runs in both directions. Our culture shapes our economic goals and is shaped by our economic relations; our economy reflects our cultural priorities and is reflected in our cultural trends and patterns.

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