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Army and Nation by Steven I. Wilkinson

Army and Nation is a book focussed on the Indian army and its relationship with the civil leadership of India. The book mostly explores the ethnic composition of the Indian army and the early reforms carried out by the Congress after Independence. It also contrasts these two factors with the Pakistani army and the larger… Continue reading Army and Nation by Steven I. Wilkinson

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The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru

I recently finished reading ‘The Discovery of India’ written by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.  The book in the image above is my Dad’s book from around 30 years ago which made reading it a unique experience. The print was clean and only a five to six lines in the whole book… Continue reading The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru

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Pakistan or the Partition of India by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

This book written by B.R. Ambedkar analyses one of the most complex problems faced by India before independence. The question of partitioning India is such a divisive problem that it will always leave one side dissatisfied with the outcome. It has no simple solution and the questions it throws up are fundamental and uncomfortable. Some… Continue reading Pakistan or the Partition of India by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

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India’s Founding Moment : The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy by Madhav Khosla

I wanted to learn about the conception of the Indian Constitution. I found this book which explored the major predicaments faced by the constituent assembly and the thought process behind the structure of the constitution. It is an interesting book that explores the dilemmas faced by the founding fathers while writing a constitution for a… Continue reading India’s Founding Moment : The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy by Madhav Khosla

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Contrasting Slavoj Zizek with Jordan Peterson

I first watched Slavoj Zizek when he debated Jordan Peterson in ‘The debate that was not’. Most of the debate was Slavoj and Jordan discussing their commonalities than actually debating on their differences. Yet as personalities both these individuals are starkly different.   Slavoj challenged a few of Jordan Peterson’s rules, especially about personal responsibility.… Continue reading Contrasting Slavoj Zizek with Jordan Peterson