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The Afghanistan Papers: a Secret History of war

Analyzing 20 years of US-Afghan war

Book Name: The Afghanistan Papers : A Secret History of the War Author: Craig Whitlock  The crashing of hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and on Pentagon on September 11, 2001, by the reported hijackers of Al-Qaeda alarmed the Americans about their safety in this isolated continental mainland which had not faced any direct […]

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peace, technology, book, professor, Fani, Das, India,

Bringing peace in a technical way!

Book Name: Peace Technology Author: Prof. Bhusan Das Fani Professor Bhusan Das Fani in collaboration with Elizabeth Jacquel of the United States presented the concept of Technology for World Peace. Like any other pure and hardcore sciences and technological development, Peace could also be developed and implemented in humans’ daily lives.  Which could be inculcated

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From India to Israel, identity, immigration, and the struggle for religious equality, book,

Bene Israel; from India to Israel again

Book Name: From India to Israel : Identity, Immigration, and the Struggle for Religious Equality Author: Joseph Hodes Travelling a distance of 4540 kilometers from the Dominion of India to the newly created state of Israel after its creation eight decades ago was certainly motivated by a cause.  In just three years from 1948 to

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Dr. Ambedkar, India, liberalism, Dalits, book,

Dr. Ambedkar, a man for all ages!

Book Name: The Socio-Political Ideas of Br Ambedkar : Liberal Constitutionalism in a Creative Mould Author: Bidyut Chakrabarty There are more than 3000 castes or Jatis in India which have further sub castes internally making the social and political system of this country further complicated and tense.  In such a diverse and religious-based caste division,

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Tagore, book, Michael Collins, Nationalism and Post-Colonial World,

Tagore: poet, philosopher, nationalist

Book Name: Empire, Nationalism and Post Colonial World: Rabandranath Tagore Writings on History, Politics and Society Author: Michael Collins The philosopher, musician, and poet Rabindranath Tagore, more commonly known by his surname Tagore in masses, is a well-known Bengali poet who was also the first non-European Nobel laureate of literature in 1913 for his poetry

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Problems, analysis, Indian, politics, developments, economics,

Dialectics of developments in Indian politics

Book Name: The anti-politics machine in India: State, decentralization and participatory watershed development Author: Vasudha Chhotray Professor James Ferguson’s critical and analytical book about the economic development and planning of the Southern African country Lesotho served as a turning point in the interpretation and analysis of the economic uplift and the resultant political participation of

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Oil and World Politics: The real story of today's conflict zones: Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and more , book, John Foster,

Human pawns on oil chess

Book Name: Oil and World Politics: The real story of today’s conflict zones: Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and more Author Name: John Foster Oil also called, black gold, is both a driving force as well as a bone of contention between the world states.  It is through this search for oil and gas that almost

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India, masculine hegemony, book,

Gendered politics and nationalism in India

Book Name: Gender and Hindu Nationalism: Understanding Masculine Hegemony Author: Prem Kumar Vijayan How gender and nationalism intermingle with each other and how they exert an effect upon each other with a special reference to India, Indian politics, and nationalism.  The author’s concept of Masculine hegemony as is posited and elaborated by him in this

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The Vernacularisation of Democracy: Politics, Caste, and Religion in India, book by Lucia Michelutti,

Mixing down democracy into Indian society

Book Name: The Vernacularisation of Democracy: Politics, Caste, and Religion in India Author’s Name: Lucia Michelutti The Indian subcontinent is the most diverse region of the world where so many people, races, castes, cultures, and religions dwell that baffles any outsider who peeps into this gigantic magical land! As is common in the political and

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