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New Paradigm of Development

characterisations, and it must be admitted that his writing does smack of overkill, the problem remains. How do we explain the continued existence of a depressing ground level reality that everyone is keen to attack and few are prepared to defend be it untouchability, child labour or bondage? Is this mere hypocrisy? Or is it that our academia has still to evolve the concepts and methodology to understand (and hopefully change) these seemingly intractable social arrangements? Ever so often all we encounter are the arguments of exceptionalism, of how alien values and institutions (including human rights) have been imposed in an inhospitable soil.

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