Monthly Archives: July 2013

Fear of modernity : Andre Beteille

What should be the attitude to tradition of the reasonable man? There are those who  demand adherence to tradition at any cost and ask that it be made the measure of all things. There are others for whom tradition is … Continue reading

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The meritarian principle, Andre Beteille (2002)

Some time last winter, the Harvard sociologist, Nathan Glazer, drew my attention to a public statement against the meritarian principle which had appeared in one of our national dailies. Glazer was intrigued by a misprint and asked if I knew … Continue reading

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