In India, a Portrait Patrick French creates a personal picture to of modern India. It is a very readable addition to a growing collection of works on the history and development of India as its economy emerges to become a major force.
Patrick French structures India, a Portrait ,into three part each of four chapters: Rashtra: Nation, Lakshmi: Wealth and Samaj: Society.
Nation provides an accelerated history of India, the consequences of violence and India’s disputes with its neighbours. It covers the internal conflicts and the role of the family in Indian politics. In particular, the Nehru/Gandhi dynasty and its role in the Congress party that still has a major influence on national politics.
This apparently simple book has big and important ideas that should not be ignored. Mark Gerzon shows how many of the world’s problems are down to a lack of understanding of fellow members of humanity.
In Justice Professor Sandel explores what justice means and how different models of moral and political thought have altered the basis for justice. It also considers what freedom means and how it influences the nature of justice.
In How Markets Fail, John Cassidy has set out a very readable history of Economic theory and practice and how they created the conditions for the 2007-2008 Credit Crunch.