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Lohia's Socialism: An Underdog's Perspective

Seeking an India-specific solution to the country's economic problems, Rammanohar Lohia was rightfully suspicious of both exploitative capitalism and Euro-centric Marxism. To him, socialism essentially meant equality and affluence for the people, and what concerned him was bringing these twin ideals together. He also presented his own version of the "Wheel of History", which he believed came close to the reality of the world, rejecting the linear view of history, which had dominated western society so far. And the moving force of his personality was his boundless love for India. In these times when the gulf between the ideal and the real has been widening, his memory needs reawakening.

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