How Liberal Is India?

The Quest for Freedom in the Biggest Democracy on Earth
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This book wants to answer the question “How liberal is India?” 17 experts in their respective fields share perspectives on themes and facets of India’s history, politics, the society and the economy with a focus on the overriding question.

The essays provide insights into areas of importance for liberal governance. Taken together, the chapters give a conclusive perspective on the state of liberalism in this country.

While India has a long way to go before she may be termed a liberal democracy, this book shows that Indian liberals – in spite of many arguments – have more in common than what holds them apart. This is a strong base to move ahead - and continue the never-ending quest for more freedom for all.

Published by Academic Foundation, the 250 pages book coincides with the departure of Regional Director Dr. Meinardus, who what he terms “five fascinating years in this incredible country” is set to leave New Delhi for a new assignment.

“The question ‘How liberal is India’ has always been on my mind”, he says. After editing and reading the chapters of this book multiple times, he has now found an answer, Meinardus adds with a smile.

We invite you to follow suit.

The publication is available at major bookstores in India and via Academic Foundation's website.

You may also download it for free here.

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