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W(h)ither Karnataka?

Of late Karnataka has been in the news for unhealthy reasons. Controversies relating to the wearing of hijab by students have left a scar on the social landscape. This was followed by protests against the revision of school textbooks. The government did not handle either with skill. The opposition (read the Congress) also has failed to present to the public a vision for the state’s development.

The Public Sphere Rediscovered

This article aims to re-evaluate the infl uence the Greeks and especially Aristotle have had on Jürgen Habermas’s thought via Hannah Arendt. The purpose of such a reassessment is to argue that Habermas’s reconstruction of the public sphere is conceptually yet indirectly embedded in the Aristotelian historical and intellectual trajectory, which is often neglected.

Capitalising Nature

While producing “cheap” nature, capitalism produces climate change that challenges the entire process of capitalising nature.

Fratricidal Violence and Indian Political Thought

Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age by Shruti Kapila, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2021; pp 328, $35 (Hardcover).

 

A Neat Biography of a Stoic Politician

Furrows in a Field: The Unexplored Life of H D Deve Gowda by Sugata Srinivasaraju, New Delhi: Penguin Random House, 2021; pp 600, `799.

 

Political Communication and Its Discontents

Contradictions between ideology and symbolism were quite evident in the recent state elections.

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