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Monday, June 20, 2011

The Intolerant Indian

Gautam Adhikari's new book, The Intolerant Indian (Harper Collins India) will whisk readers out of their complacent cocoons. With sharp, incisive prose, he shows us the sinister forces out to ruin the ideals of tolerance, of unity in diversity, upon which our unique democratic nation is founded.

The best thing about this book is that the author spares no one, whether it is the BJP, the Congress or religious fundamentalists. He exposes the double standards, the hypocrisies, the insiduous undermining of our nation by various forces.

While life is improving for India’s elite, a huge section of Indians are among the poorest in the world, lacking access to potable water, power, healthcare and housing. It is this elite that this book is aimed at. Adhikari turns to them, hoping they will step out of their comfort zones and strive toegther to uphold the ideals on which our nation was founded.

The book is lucidly written and can be read and easily understood by any educated reader who cares.
My detailed review is published in Sunday Herald


Anonymous said...

Intriguing book. Thanks for pointing this one out, and also for visiting my blog and your comments.

monideepa sahu said...

thanks for dropping by and good to have you back and well again

Prof. A. Basu said...

Highly impressed.
Prof. Basu

monideepa sahu said...

Thank you for visiting, Prof. Basu