Republic Day Special Series

WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter VI: The Elitist's Democracy (Part 1) During the British regime, the people of India were divided in the political question into several streams of thought.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter V: Independence snuffs Liberalism (Part 2) What was the net out come of these various streams of thoughts? Lokmanya Tilak wrote about Spencer in 1896, “Our scripture contain a far more developed presentation of agnosticism than Mr. Spencer has been able to manage.”
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter V: Independence snuffs Liberalism (Part 1) From the beginning of the 18th century Europe and in particular England, witnessed the rise of a new liberal thought. Locke, Adam Smith, Mill, Spencer and other philosopher-thinkers, put forward a new world-view on human societies: Man evolved from tribal societies, human being as an individual is gradually evolving.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter IV: From Gandhism to "Brahmanic Socialism" (Part 3) Nation Seduced by SocialismThe elite had one more expectation of the new state of independent India.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter IV: From Gandhism to "Brahmanic Socialism" (Part 2) The Constitution and the villages Not only the high caste politicians in power, but even dalit leaders like Ambedkar favoured the idea that there should be a strong central government.
 
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WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter IV: From Gandhism to "Brahmanic Socialism" (Part 1) Bloodshed of non-violence Independence came with the partition of the country. It came with massacres in widespread communal rioting and millions of refugees fleeing from Pakistan to India, India to Pakistan.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter III: The Character of the Freedom Movement (Part 1) There were diverse streams in the freedom movement.  It is true that the mainstream freedom struggle took place under the leadership of Gandhi and the Congress.
 
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WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter III: The Character of the Freedom Movement (Part 2) The advent of Mahatma Gandhi Lokmanya Tilak was incarcerated for six years at Mandalay.  This shattered the radical nationalist movement, but the Moderates could not take advantage of the downfall of the Radicals.  A new freedom movement appeared to be gathering force.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? CHAPTER II: Self-Criticism and Self-Deception (Part 3) The requirements of introspection Self-criticism is not an easy task. To turn inward and admit to one's own mistakes requires tremendous integrity and strength of will.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? CHAPTER II: Self-Criticism and Self-Deception (Part 2) Reviews galore On the occasion of the the 50th anniversary celebrations of Indian independence, various balance sheets for the years of Independence have been drawn up from the Lok Sabha in Delhi down to amateur NGOs in by-lanes.
 
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