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  • Variants of secularism

    Variants of secularism

    The concept of secularism has been through a roller-coaster phase in terms of its conceptual existence. In the Western political discourse, it is closely linked to Enlightenment and the rise of the modern State. It attained a pivotal position in the notions of progress of the Whigs; it was central to the notions of liberalism …

    May 30, 2017
  • A bicentennial tribute

    A bicentennial tribute

    Karl Heinrich Marx (1818-1883) was the last of the great critics in the Western intellectual tradition. His ideas exerted a decisive influence on all aspects of human endeavour, and transformed the study of history and society. They significantly changed anthropology, the arts, cultural studies, history, law, literature, philosophy, political economy, political theory and sociology by …

    May 27, 2017
  • Liberalism in the time of Brexit

    Liberalism in the time of Brexit

    I asked an English friend a few days before the referendum whether he had changed his mind about voting for Britain to leave the EU. He said in a matter-of-fact way that it was bad enough for him to tolerate me, let alone all those people who have arrived in Britain recently and were receiving state …

    September 19, 2016
  • Plea in Delhi HC seeks to declare Hindi as national language

    Plea in Delhi HC seeks to declare Hindi as national language

    A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Centre to take appropriate steps to declare Hindi as the national language of India. The plea, which is likely to come up for hearing next week, also sought a direction to the government to make Hindi a compulsory subject for …

    September 18, 2016