Talking Politics: Bhikhu Parekh in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Hardcover | April 15, 2011

byRamin Jahanbegloo, Bhikhu Parekh

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The fifth in the series of Ramin Jahanbegloo's interviews of prominent intellectuals who have influenced modern Indian thought, in Talking Politics Jahanbegloo converses with Bhikhu Parekh, one of the leading political philosophers of our time. The book addresses issues encompassing culturaldiversity and global ethics to universal moral rights and duties, liberal democracy, and the importance of multiculturalism in the contemporary global scenario. The dialogue flows effortlessly from Parekh's descriptions of his early life in undivided India, his travels in Europe, his experiences in Westminster to discussions on caste-system, untouchability, Islam and Europe, relevance of Gandhian philosophy in contemporary world, and finally his entry intothe House of Lords. Engaging and thought-provoking, this book is journey into the life and work of one of the leading political thinkers of our time.

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The fifth in the series of Ramin Jahanbegloo's interviews of prominent intellectuals who have influenced modern Indian thought, in Talking Politics Jahanbegloo converses with Bhikhu Parekh, one of the leading political philosophers of our time. The book addresses issues encompassing culturaldiversity and global ethics to universal mora...

Ramin Jahanbegloo, well-known Iranian philosopher, is currently Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Talking India: Ashis Nandy in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo (OUP 2006), India Revisited: Conversations on Contemporary India (OUP 2007), India Analysed: Sudhir Kakar in Conversation with Ramin Jaha...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:178 pagesPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019807154X

ISBN - 13:9780198071549

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IntroductionPart I: From Amalsad to Westminster - Childhood MemoriesA Sense of InferiorityMoving Between CastesExperiences with UntouchabilityThe School YearsThe Independence and the PartitionThe Bombay ExpressAn Adventurous MarriageImpressions of EnglandThe LSE ExperienceIsaiah BerlinThe Pleasure of Indian MusicAn Academic JourneyA Self-Made ManA Sense of IndiannessThe Making of an Indian LordII: Political Philosophy and its Public Role - What is Political Philosophy?Visions of the Social Good LifeThinking with Hannah ArendtReading Arendt in IndiaMarx after MarxismA Critique of LiberalismWhy is Liberalism Closed to Other Traditions?Liberalism and Cultural EssentialismThe Liberal Moral VisionPart III: Multiculturalism and Cultural Pluralism - What is a Multicultural Society?Learning from ImmigrantsMonism and PluralismTowards a Universal PluralismDialogical Reason and Critical RationalitySharing the Suffering of OthersDiversity and Cross-cultural InteractionIslam and EuropeIslam and NonviolencePart IV: Is Gandhi Still Relevant? - Gandhi and InterculturalityGandhi's Contribution to Political ThoughtGandhi and the Khilafat MovementGandhi: Conservative or Reformer?Gandhi and ModernityGandhi and the Spiritualization of PoliticsGandhi and SecularismGandhi's Enduring InsightsPart V: Rethinking India - What is Indian Identity?India and the WestA Shared CitizenshipThe Challenges of Indian DemocracyIndia: Between Violence and HopeIs Poverty a Destiny in India?Globalization: A Mixed Blessing for IndiaIs a Gandhian India Possible?A Life Lived from Within