Blogs in January 1970

Being Indian: Inside the Real India 1st January 1970

Varma shows how India’s self-image has been distorted by simplistic myth-making, and sets out to find instead what it really means to be Indian at the beginning of a new century which is likely to see India grow into...

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Becoming Indian: The Unfinished Revolution of Culture and Identity 1st January 1970

Drawing upon modern Indian history, contemporary events and personal experience, he examines how and why the legacies of colonialism persist in our everyday life, affecting our language, politics, creative expression and self-image. Over six decades after Independence, English remains...

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The Great Indian Middle Class 1st January 1970

In this powerful and insightful critique, the author examines the evolution of the Indian middle class during the twentieth century, especially since Independence

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