India Dissents

India Dissents

Ashok Vajpeyi

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Ashok Vajpeyi






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(Paperback | ISBN 9789385755958 | 560 pages | May 2017)


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Over the centuries, various voices in the Indian civilization have dared to fiercely question, censure and debate authority—be it the state or empire, invading forces, religious or political bodies, patriarchy or even the idea of god. These dissenting individuals have persisted despite the various attempts made to silence them. They have inspired revolutions and uprisings, helped preserve individual dignity and freedom, and promoted tolerance and a plurality in thoughts and ideas. India Dissents: 3,000 Years of Difference, Doubt and Argument is a collection of essays, articles, poems and speeches—from texts ranging from the Rig Veda to B.R. Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste; and thinkers as varied as the Buddha, Akka Mahadevi, Ghalib, Mahatma Gandhi, Namdeo Dhasal and Amartya Sen—that embodies this undying and essential spirit of dissent in one of the world’s most diverse, dynamic and oldest civilizations.

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Ashok Vajpeyi

Ashok Vajpeyi is a Hindi poet and lover of arts, apart from being a noted cultural and arts administrator, and a former civil servant. He was Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, from 2008 to 2011. He is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award (1994), Dayawati Kavi Shekhar Samman (1994) and Kabir Samman (2006), and has […]

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