In sixteen linked essays, Nobel Prize–winning economist Amartya Sen discusses India’s intellectual and political heritage and how its argumentative tradition is. When Amartya Sen titles a book The Argumentative Indian, the reader naturally assumes something by way of an autobiography. (Or, as a friend teased. The Argumentative Indian, by Amartya Sen. India’s faith in freedom. By Pavan K Varma; Friday 12 August 0 comments.

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India is a very diverse country with many distinct pursuits, vastly different atgumentative, widely divergent customs, and a veritable feast of view points. The Argumentative Indian brings together an illuminating selection of writings from Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen that outline indiab need to understand contemporary India in the light of its long argumentative tradition.

The understanding and use of this rich argumentative tradition are critically important, Sen argues, for the success of India’s democracy, the defence of its secular politics, the removal of inequalities related to class, caste, gender and community, and the pursuit of sub-continental peace.

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Penguin Books Ltd Genre: Only for plus members Argumentatjve exciting benefits. Add 3 Items to Cart. The book starts with a historical backdrop of Indian culture. However, the connection is very nicely captured in this book. For example, the history of arguments between Tagore and Gandhi, the recent history of the government to change the history of India in the school textbooks or the reasoning about the skewed male-female ratios in different states of India has been Swaprava Nath 1 Nov, This was my first encounter with Amartya Sen.


I bought the book ineian Flipkart because I had read it earlier from a library and wanted it for myself. The book was an eye opener for me and prompted me to go back and read up on Indian history with a different eye. This is a must have for Indians and those who are trying to understand the cultures in India.

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Ashik Salahudeen Certified Buyer 11 Jan, I had ordered this book a year back and it took me almost a year to finish it. That is to say, this is not an easy readespecially if you are acquainted with modern books that are easy on the readers intellect and time. This is a book that will require you to pause, thinkturn back a few pages, make connections and then visualise the grand idea presented with sem grand vision.

This book is not a bedtime read. So a amarrya familiarity with philosophy or cultural studies would be very helpf Ved Prakash Certified Buyer 6 Nov, The book gives us ineian glimpse in to the early history and culture of India and to a certain extent its impact on the individuals and our country. We have been spoonfed a few things at such a young stage that we simply accept them hard facts and never question them.

‘The Argumentative Indian’: Insight into Amartya Sen’s genius

For instance, India was a Buddhist country for about a years and how calling it a Hindu country by the political parties is not exactly true. Similarly, the se Sanskrit scholar Panini was actually born around Kabul, Afghan Ashutosh Sharma Certified Buyer 15 Jun, Not worth buying through flipkart. It’s important to study both side of the coin to get arhumentative right prospective. But disappointed with the printing quality of the book I received.


The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity

Book is undoubtedly one of the finest work, but Flipkart is selling a pirated copy so please avoid buying it from Flipkart. Asking questions is important, yes!

I was never much aware of India’s intellectual hertiage or for that matter, India’s record in spirituality. Sen’s thorough examination of India’s past, stereotypes-then and now makes it a wonderful read, especially to anyone who’s interested of India’s present societal structure as well as the mystic land India is or has become one.

I was a little skeptical of whether I would find this interesting. Not being a non fiction reader for most part of my life, I thought I was taking a gamble.

Well, this was a gamble that paid off. It is a very very good book that requires a little patience to read through.

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Although I would like a word against Mr. Sen for sticking on to “Hindu Extremism” for quite a while during the first few chapters which probably required deeper investigation. However, apart from that very minute lapse, I Harikrishnan Nair Certified Buyer 21 Feb, Is there pages in your book? Technically no, the last chapter is from page no.

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