Author:K N Panikkar
Publisher:Three Essays Collective
About the Book
The author focuses on the alliance between the neo-liberal economic policies and Hindu fundamentalism in India, its implication for civil society, and the destruction of the educational system through privatization and rabid communalization. He also discusses the historical context of influence of this homegrown fascism.
About the Author
K N Panikkar is among the foremost historians of modern India. His books include Against Lord and State: Religion and Peasant Uprising in Malabar, Culture and Consciousness in Modern India; Culture, ideology and Hegemony-Intellectuals and Social Consciousness in Colonial India and Before the Night Falls. He has also edited a number of books including A Concerned Indian’s Guide to Communalism and the ICHR volume on Towards Freedom, 1940, A Documentary History of the Freedom Struggle (suppressed and withdrawn from press by the former BJP-led regime, now forthcoming). He is currently engaged in preparing a monograph on the intellectual history of colonial India for which he has been awarded Homi Bhabha Senior Fellowship.