Author: Rajiv MalhotraPublisher: HarperCollinsYear: 2013Language: HindiPages: 478ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789351160175
‘This deserves to be one of the defining books of the age’ – John M.Hobson, author of The Eurocentric Conception of World Politics India is more than a nation state. It is also a unique civilization with philosophies and cosmologies that are markedly distinct from the dominant culture of our times – that of the West. In this book, thinker and philosopher Rajiv Malhotra addresses the challenge of a direct and honest engagement with differences, by reversing the gaze and looking at the West from the dharmic point of view. In doing so, he challenges many hitherto unexamined beliefs that both sides hold about themselves and each other, pointing out the integral unity that underpins dharma’s metaphysics and contrasts this with Western thought and history as a synthetic unity. Erudite and engaging, Vibhinnata critiques fashionable reductive translations. It concludes with a rebuttal of Western claims of universalism, recommending a multicultural worldview.