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Being Different

Being Different

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Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher Harper India
About the Book: Being Different India is more than a nation state. It is also a unique civilization with philosophies and cosmologies that are markedly distinct from the dominant culture of our times - the West. Indias spiritual traditions spring from dharma which has no exact equivalent in Western frameworks. Unfortunately, in the rush to celebrate the growing popularity of India on the world stage, its civilizational matrix is being co-opted into Western universalism, thereby diluting its distinctiveness and potential. In Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism, thinker and philosopher Rajiv Malhotra addresses the challenge of a direct and honest engagement on differences, by reversing the gaze, repositioning India from being the observed to the observer and looking at the West from the dharmic point of view. In doing so, he challenges many hitherto unexamined beliefs that both sides hold about themselves and each other. He highlights that while unique historical ... See more
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  1.  India's Pride 21 September, 2012 On
    It shows the esteem and uniqueness of Dharma civilization. One of the most inspiring book. I salute to Rajiv malhotra on his excellent dedication towards showing the real aspects of History. It needs lot of handwork because its not easy to identify the reality when westerners have tried to keep it buried for more than 800 years.
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