Monthly Archives: December 2012

Thesis of love : Philippa Perry

Philia which they saw as a deep but usually non-sexual intimacy between close friends and family members or as a deep bond forged by soldiers as they fought alongside each other in battle. Ludus describes a more playful affection found … Continue reading

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Vijay Nagaswamy on self-esteem : 2009

You think, therefore I am VIJAY NAGASWAMI Today, in our country, probably one of the biggest buzzwords is “self-esteem”. In every place I visit, whether a metropolis or a small town, I see innumerable advertisements and hoardings exhorting people to … Continue reading

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Great individuals and great institutes : Andre Beteille

by Andre Beteille : Original article appeared under different title There is a stir in Calcutta now over regenerating Presidency College and reconstituting it in such a way that it can function at a higher level than it did even … Continue reading

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Pragmatism in Politics : Andre Beteille

by ANDRÉ BÉTEILLE As society and politics have changed in India in the last sixty years, our perceptions of them have also changed. Because the changes have been gradual and incremental and not sudden or dramatic, as in China, we … Continue reading

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Religious Identities

by Andre Beteille; January 19 , 2011 Many believe that secularism cannot flourish in India because the people of this country, whether Hindus or Muslims, are deeply religious. I maintain, on the other hand, that secular ideas and institutions can … Continue reading

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Andre Beteille on K. N. Raj

When I joined the University of Delhi in 1959 as a young lecturer, the dominant presence at the Delhi School of Economics was that of K.N. Raj. Everyone at the School talked about him, and he was well known and … Continue reading

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Tribes and Castes

by Andre Beteille : Telegraph, June 24 , 2008 Politics in India is coming to be driven increasingly by the competition for backwardness. The principal contenders in this competition are not individuals, households, or even classes, but castes and tribes. … Continue reading

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