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    DescriptionFrom Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen, "The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian Culture, History and Identity" brings together an illuminating selection of writings on contemporary India. India is an immensely diverse country with many distinct pursuits, vastly different convictions, widely divergent customs and a veritable feast of viewpoints. Out of these conflicting views spring a rich tradition of skeptical argument and cultural achievement which is critically important, argues Amartya Sen, for the success of India's democracy, the defence of its secular politics, the removal of inequalities related to class, caste, gender and community, and the pursuit of sub-continental peace. "Profound and stimulating ...the product of a great mind at the peak of its power". (William Dalrymple, "Sunday Times"). "One of the most influential public thinkers of our times...This is a book that needed to have been written...It would be no surprise if it were to become as defining and as influential as work as Edward Said's Orientalism". (Soumya Bhattacharya, "Observer"). "The winner of the 1998 Nobel prize in economics is a star in India ...he deserves the recognition ...shows that the argumentative gene is not just a part of India's make-up that can easily be wished away". ("The Economist"). Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge 1998-2004. His most recent books are "The Idea of Justice", "Identity and Violence" and "Development as Freedom". His books have been translated into thirty languages.


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    Title
    The Argumentative Indian
    Subtitle
    Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amartya K. Sen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141012117
    ISBN 10: 0141012110
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, JFC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, JP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    DC22: 320.954
    Thema V1.0: JP, NHF, JBCC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge 1998-2004. His most recent books are Development as Freedom and Rationality as Freedom. His books have been translated into thirty languages.