Archive for: liberalism

A pioneer liberal

Mahadev Govind Ranade, a noted historian, social reformer, judge of the High Court of Bombay, co-founder of the Indian National Congress and one of India’s original...

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The legacy of Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Gokhale addressed the four corners of liberal values – social reforms, economic system, political rights and religious ideals, along with its natural interdependence. Gopal...

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A solemn reminder, courtesy Pakistan

Lessons from Pakistan on why we must guard our state from religiosity and our society from majoritarianism. Organised murders and terror strikes stemming from religious...

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The ban(e) on the Republic

The push for a political movement for the continuity of a liberal, democratic, republic has to happen now. We, in India have in the last few decades become a democracy,...

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What is Indian secularism?

Secularism is more than laws, concessions, and special considerations. It is a state of mind, at best almost an instinctive feeling, such as India has known for...

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Gandhi, the Liberal

A fresh look at Gandhian economics   Are Gandhian economic policies incompatible with free market economics? Gandhi advocated limited government intervention,...

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Will Pakistanis put their national interest first?

If there is any country in the world that is a poster child for dictatorship, it is Pakistan. Over the last two and half decades at least, Pakistan seems to have...

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Reforms win elections

The December issue of Pragati made the case that India’s economic reform agenda remains critically incomplete, and that further reforms are urgently needed....

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Towards the Second Freedom Struggle

Towards the Second Freedom Struggle

Liberalism is distinguished by its focus on the primacy of the individual in all spheres of human life—political, economic, and social. Individual well-being is...

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Discarding ideological blinkers

Discarding ideological blinkers

Renu Pokharna Consider the following statement: “(Socialism) emerged as a reaction to the rise and development of capitalism. Laissez faire doctrine led to great...

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