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Freedom: An unfinished Indian project

Dennis Dalton's book delves into India's key thinkers' perspectives on liberty, societal transformation and their thought-processes, seeking a common thread, an intellectual coherence in their views


Hilal Ahmed
Indian Ideas of Freedom
Author: Dennis Dalton
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: i-ix + 518
Price: Rs. 699

This book offers us a fascinating intellectual history of the idea of freedom in modern India. It introduces us to the distinctive character of Indian political thought; at the same time, it maps out the factors that make Indian imaginations of freedom uniquely modern.

This is a revised and updated version of Dennis Dalton’s well-known book Indian Idea of Freedom, which was published in 1982. The author has made a significant attempt to expand the scope of his earlier study by incorporating the intellectual political contributions of 

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First Published: Jul 24 2023 | 9:47 PM IST

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