ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Conservative Influence of Liberalism-Indian Reappraisals

Conservative Influence of Liberalism Indian Reappraisals Arun Shourie In spite of the familiar indices of progress little has changed in the 25 years of the country's independence in regard to two crucial matters. First, all evidence suggests that no progress has been made in reducing the absolute numbers of those who live below the poverty line. Second, little progress has been made in destroying privilege. Some of the most odious forms of privileges have indeed been done away with; but new privileges have replaced these. In fact, many of the policies and instruments that were designed to destroy the advantages of the privileged and the propertied appear in retrospect to have buttressed the very advantages they were intended to eliminate.

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