Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:44:02 GMT

Remapping Indian democracy (With Democracy under critical spotlight in India-oriented books)



A list of books on a new agenda for India

* "A Piece of the Giant" by Anupam Srivastava (Vitasta Publishing) tells the story of post-colonial India through a fictional saga.

* "How a Good Person can Win" by Pavan Choudary (Wisdom Village) explores how a good person can win in a corrupt world.

* "Patriots & Partisans" by Ramachandra Guha (Penguin India) looks into a changing India and suggests new models for a liberal approach to polity and democracy.

* "Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century" (Penguin India) by Shashi Tharoor is a look at India's engagement with the world in the 21st century.

* "Chanakya's New Manifesto: To Resolve the Crisis Within India" by Pavan K. Verma (Harper Collins) is a manifesto for a new India with ills and their solutions.

* "The Argumentative Indian" by Amartya Sen (Allen Lane) crashes many stereotypes and myths in modern India and notions of Indianness in the context of insulated Hindutva and religio-political structure.

* "Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability" by B.R. Ambedkar ( Education Department, Govt of Maharashtra) is a comment on the Dalit groups of India and the henious rite of untouchabilitypractised in the early 20th century.

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