WORSHIPPING FALSE GODS

    WORSHIPPING FALSE GODS  (English, Paperback, Shourie, Arun)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • ISBN: 9789350293430, 9350293439
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    In the last couple of decades, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar has been idolized by the people of the nation in a way that no other leader has been. Many political parties have managed to get an upper hand by just using his name. He even has an old cartoon of him that has been causing political parties to run for cover, and asking for the offensive cartoon to be erased.

    Summary of the Book

    Worshipping False Gods is a book authored by Arun Shourie in which he uses his knowledge on the subject to take a critical look at the legend that Ambedkar had become. His keen eye for detail allows him to go deep into the archives and ask questions that seem relevant like whether Ambedkar coordinated his opposition to the freedom struggle with the British, how his approach to social change is in contrast to that of Gandhi’s, and whether the Constitution rose from him or did it grow as a dynamic living organism. The book goes into the myths on which dialog is built in India today.

    About Arun Shourie

    Arun Shourie is an Indian author, journalist and politician. He has previously worked as an economist with the World Bank. Other designations of his have been: consultant to Planning Commission of India, editor of the Indian Express and The Times of India, and a minister in the Government of India. In 1982, Arun Shourie was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

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    5

    Mind-blowing purchase

    Every upper caste household must have this book. It should be treated at par with Bhagvad Geeta.
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    VISHWARUP BHATTACHARYA

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    19 Jun, 2017

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    nice

    very nice book...very informative...an eye opener....very bold and true...hats off to shri arun shourie...
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    adv pruthu anand abhyankar

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    1 Aug, 2014

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    Just wow!

    Nice book. Must read for Ambedkars' followers.
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    Akshat Pandey

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    14 May, 2017

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    Unearthing some erased things about Bharat Ratna.

    Some hidden or earsed things are unearthed by the the Magasesey winner author Mr. Arun Shorey. Though bit higher level English and detailed description of the incidences.
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    Samir Pathak

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    9 Jun, 2016

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    Prejudiced!!

    My only reason to give this book 5 stars is to attract attention of all the prejudiced minds who somehow managed to banish ambedkar and his work.People say all kinds of shits about great personalites be it Ambedkar,Gandhi,Nehru etc without objectively verifying the facts via credible Sources.

    I myself had so many prejudiced notions about gandhi,ambedkar and what not because of all the crap that flows in social media via facebook,twitter,whatsapp etc. you can find all kinds of stories planted...
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    Rahul Khairnar

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    Ambedkar has never been choice of majority, a layer deeper than construct of Nationalism.

    This book is enlightenment to the core. A fair and brutal analysis of pre & post independent india. Since childhood we have been taught about leaders who fought for independence , but never been made aware of any who was against it. It's a must read for younger generation to understand the constructs and indoctrination of "Nationalism". This book will clarify the reasons why political / nationalist parties are compelled to show some respect to the drafter of our construction , Dr BR Ambedkar,...
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    Rakesh Singh

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    2 Jul, 2014

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    A pathetic pitiful hatchet job

    A moment of silence for the trees who died in producing this asinine lauhable slop .

    Everything in this book is a hit job on one of Indias greatest intellectuals Dr Ambedkar . The Books by Narendra Jadhav and Dr Shahare effectively debunk the smears in this book

    The point of solace for me : I was able to get rid off this book by selling it off .
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    Kushal Sarkar

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    19 Apr, 2017

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    Thoughr Provoking !!!

    Highly recommended..good incisive work. Arun Shourie must be appreciated that contrary to perception he has not challenged the ideals of Babsaheb but only deliberated on them with his intellectual insight
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    Prashant Shukla

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    14 Feb, 2014

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    Bad book

    This book written deliberately to detract the reputation of Baba Saheb.
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    Hariprasad

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    28 Oct, 2016

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    worshipping false gods

    Very exhaustive, well documented with painstaking thoroughness. But becomes repetitive. Had this been shortened to about half of the length would have been much more readable. I suugest to the author to publish bridged versions and in future to avoid repetitions. This particular book contains huge amounts of transcripts of inconsequential communications between governors, governor general and Secretary for India. Would have been better if authors words were more than others. I had to literall...
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    v.c.mohan

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    21 Dec, 2014

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