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

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Non-Brahmin Movements in Princely Mysore

January 4, 1986 throws light on the role played by Ayatullah Khomeini So much has been written on this that it is very difficult to come out with new facts. Nevertheless, the author has done his best to narrate the developments in Iran as objectively as 'possible. As pointed out earlier, there is more of narration than analysis. In the next chapter he has given a breif interview which he had had with the Ayatullah through his confidant Sadegh Tabatabai. But there is nothing very revealing in the statements made by Khomeini. Khomeini's emphasis, at least in theory, has been on the tight against injustice and oppression and hence in reply to one of the questions he says, The Soviet Union also pursues cultural interests, for during the 60s it was always sail! that anyone fighting against oppression and for justice, anywhere in the world, should use Marxist ideology, because it is the only ideology of revolution against capitalism. It S CHANDRASEKHAR is one of the few analysts from Karnataka to attempt a full length study of the political and social development in the erstwhile princely state of Mysore. This subject is both fascinating and important but as happens so often the more important contributions are all from foreign scholars: Bjorn Hettne, James Manor, Lelah Dushkin, to name but three.

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