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The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture And Identity (English)

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The book is a collection of prize-winning essays on public debate and intellectual pluralism in Indian history.

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Basing The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture And Identity in as simple a tradition as Calcutta’s ‘addas’ or a gathering of people at street corners to discuss everything from politics to cricket, Amartya Sen explains that this spirit of discussion is deeply ingrained within the people of India. And it is this healthy expression of opinions, debates and discussions which involves India’s many ethnic groups, opines Sen, that will lead to the success of democracy and the downplaying of India's caste system and inequalities. He goes on to say that this acceptance, personal modification and rejection of another’s views is what makes Indians liberal in contradiction to the general view that it is a product of Western influence. In actuality, he says, Indians have a unique quality where they assimilate ideas from Western culture into their own.

Extensive is what one would say about the The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture And Identity, where Sen talks of Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray in his essays and how they are examples of liberal Indias. He openly challenges many widely held beliefs about Indians, like the belief that human rights are inherently Western concepts, and he does so with finesse and with a barrage of examples from old and modern India. He expresses many of his own views while politely arguing with the opinions put forth by influential people worldwide. The fact that he takes his readers through a variety of examples to prove his points is one of the book’s most interesting features.
What has to be said about the book is that it breaks away from the usual perceptions that both Westerners and Indian people have and provides readers with a new way of looking at India.

About Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen is a Nobel prize winning economist and philosopher.

Some of his most popular books include Poverty And Famines, On Ethics and Economics, Commodities and Capabilities, On Economic Inequality and Identity and Violence.

Sen is greatly influenced by Rabindranath Tagore and Martha Nussbaum among others. His works also have strong philosophical bases. He was quoted saying that many of his economic theories are closely related to philosophical morals.

He was born in 1933 in Santiniketan, West Bengal. He studied in Dhaka at St Gregory's School and later studied B.A. at Presidency College. He studied at Trinity College at Cambridge. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 for his work in social welfare and social choice theory. He is currently the Thomas W.Lamont University Professor at Harvard as well as the Professor of Economics and Philosophy. He also holds numerous distinguished positions in various colleges worldwide, including Chancellor of Nalanda International University and Professor of Economics at Stanford, Cornell and University of Oxford. He is best known for his work on the causes of famine which lead to studies on the cause and effect of food shortage in the country. He also helped develop the United Nations Human Development Index.

Specifications of The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture And Identity (English) (Paperback)

University Books Details
Specialization B.A(Sociology)
Book Details
Publisher St Martins Pr
ISBN-10 031242602X
Edition First Edition
Number of Pages 409 Pages
Publication Year 2006
Language English
ISBN-13 9780312426026
Binding Paperback
Dimensions
Weight 390 g
Height 0.76 inch
Width 5.56 inch
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Author Amartya Sen

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Excellent source to interpret contemporary India in light of historical events

This book is an excellent assortment of essays on crucial social and cultural issues by Dr. Amritya Sen. The facts and rationale used to explain underlying topic is exemplary. Many essays are quite relevant in contemporary India and urges us to look for and different dimension of the issue at hand… (View complete review)
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A complete review of the Indian Culture, religion and economy

The author lives up to his name of being a nobel laureate. This is a must read for IAS aspirants, good stuff and insight for GDs and for all those who want to know why our country today is the way that it is.
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Argumentative Indian is a masterpiece on skepticism of Indian culture and tradition which was narrated by the Nobel prize winner in a striking manner. It also deals with the traditional history of Indian over two and half millennia. There is a lot of controversy over the religions that were born in… (View complete review)
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India and her culture - Amartya Sen at his most eloquent

The book is a collection of essays on contemporary India, its plurality, culture and argumentative tradition, written by author over a period of time. All of the essays bear the hallmarks of author's authoritative scholarly range over such topics as social economic theory, ethics and political philo… (View complete review)
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Great Reading ! A must for Every Indian.

The books deals Indian History & Culture in the perspective in which the emphasis has been given on highlighting the secular contribution like science , mathematics, astronomy ,literature etc of India to the world and stand taken by Indian Intellectuals vis a vis their counterparts in the world on… (View complete review)

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India and her culture - Amartya Sen at his most eloquent

The book is a collection of essays on contemporary India, its plurality, culture and argumentative tradition, written by author over a period of time. All of the essays bear the hallmarks of author's authoritative scholarly range over such topics as social economic theory, ethics and political philosophy, welfare economics, development economics, public health, and gender studies. These essays are part academic study, but is often enlivened by (eg: essay on Tagore, Satyajit Ray) his personal recollections and a deep admiration for the traditions and broad Indian culture that has made him an e…
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Great Reading ! A must for Every Indian.

The books deals Indian History & Culture in the perspective in which the emphasis has been given on highlighting the secular contribution like science , mathematics, astronomy ,literature etc of India to the world and stand taken by Indian Intellectuals vis a vis their counterparts in the world on these subject across the ages . It has tried to change the paradigm of western way of looking at India where it is primarily perceived as a land of Spiritualism & Mysticism and instead the book has tried to highlight the secular contribution(and hence Identity) of India with its historical traditi…
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Rajroop Bhattacharya

Dec 24, 2012

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A complete review of the Indian Culture, religion and economy

The author lives up to his name of being a nobel laureate. This is a must read for IAS aspirants, good stuff and insight for GDs and for all those who want to know why our country today is the way that it is.
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Murthy Mandavilli

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Argumentative Indian is a masterpiece on skepticism of Indian culture and tradition which was narrated by the Nobel prize winner in a striking manner. It also deals with the traditional history of Indian over two and half millennia. There is a lot of controversy over the religions that were born in India and the religions that came into India due to the Foreign invasions and Amartya Sen has given a complete cognition in a precise manner that is acceptable by all Indians. Amartya Sen has given the views of some of the greatest Indians such as the Mahatma and Gurudev "Tagore" who are of the sa…
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Khajan Yadav

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Excellent source to interpret contemporary India in light of historical events

This book is an excellent assortment of essays on crucial social and cultural issues by Dr. Amritya Sen. The facts and rationale used to explain underlying topic is exemplary. Many essays are quite relevant in contemporary India and urges us to look for and different dimension of the issue at hand. I think the ways rationale was backed with multiple references from history dating back to 400 CE makes this book as an exceptional read. I feel delighted while skimming pages of this book.
Must read for those who have interest in history of Indian culture and social scenario
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Apr 17, 2012

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INCREDIBLE INDIA

its an excellent book with excellent thoughts written by noble prize winner amartya sen.i really like this book and also recommend to those who want to explore india.The Argumentative Indian" is a book with diverse nature and contains A to Z qualities,habits,culture,heritage and, most importantly,habit of argument ,which makes indian to excel in this world.
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Jagmeet Singh

Apr 16, 2012

Amazing Man, Amazing Book

This is a must to have on your Book Shelf, Work.
Amazing Professor Sen.
Wonderful book to know about rich past of India in an argumentative way.
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