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Book review: India: political ideas and the making of ademocratic discourse by Gurpreet Mahajan

Kaur, Jastinder (2014) Book review: India: political ideas and the making of ademocratic discourse by Gurpreet Mahajan. LSE Review of Books (23 Apr 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Gurpreet Mahajan tackles the predisposition of political theory to be limited by the Western canon, offering insights into the social and political life of contemporary India, and how it differs from the dominant liberal paradigm. Jastinder Kaur finds that this is a worthy contribution to Zed Books’ World Political Theories series, which itself is arguably a long overdue challenge to the conceit that political theory and praxis must necessarily conform to Western cultural ideas and ideals, without due regard for non-Western contexts and realities. Mahajan has done well to introduce to non-Indian audiences the concept of democracy as a three-legged stool in India that requires the continual negotiation and inter-dependence of state, society, and individual.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 10:26
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2021 00:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57442

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