Monthly Archives: October 2013

Raymond Aron : On aspiration of students

It is true enough; millions of people have jobs which offer no reason for living; neither production nor consumption can provide existence with meaning… If the present phase of history can be defined in terms of ballistic missiles, thermo-nuclear weapons, … Continue reading

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Islamization in India : Richard M. Eaton

From the book The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204–1760 Four Conventional Theories of Islamization in India Theories purporting to explain the growth of Islam in India may be reduced to four basic modes of reasoning. Each is … Continue reading

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Some excerpts from Nandy’s “The intimate enemy”

In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined. — Thomas Szasz Nandy, a postmodernist, needless to say is a champion of traditional ways of life and — after tasting … Continue reading

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Sudhir Kakar, “Husband and others”

See chapter 5. It contains interviews with two slum women.

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