Tagged: Politics

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Against Common Sense

Last few days 1 I was in a conversation with someone about something political. In most cases he would end the argument with “It’s common sense”. Though I agreed with the “common sense” my point was “common sense” was just the starting point of the debate and not how one ends the debate....

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Book: The Annihilation of Caste

“The Annihilation of Caste” was supposed to be delivered at a conference organized by a Hindu reformist group Jat-Pat Todak Mandal in Lahore, 1936. At last-minute the group took back the invitation saying speech was against Hinduism and its shastras. Ambedkar self published the speech as the book. At that point the content...

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Book: Nationalism by Tagore

I just finished reading Nationalism by Tagore. The book has three essays which talk about Nationalism in the West, Nationalism in Japan, Nationalism in India and ends with a poem called The Sunset of the Century. First two essays are based on lectures delivered in USA and Japan. The third essay on India...