Bhikhu Parekh in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo
Ramin Jahanbegloo and Bhikhu Parekh
Table of Contents
Part One: From Amalsad to Westminster: Childhood Memories
A Sense of Inferiority
Moving Between Castes
Experiences with Untouchability
The School Years
The Independence and the Partition
The Bombay Express
An Adventurous Marriage
Impressions of England
The LSE Experience
The Pleasure of Indian Music
An Academic Journey
A Self-Made Man
A Sense of Indianness
The Making of an Indian Lord
Part Two: Political Philosophy and its Public Role: What is Political Philosophy?
Visions of the Social Good Life
Thinking with Hannah Arendt
Reading Arendt in India
Marx after Marxism
A Critique of Liberalism
Why is Liberalism Closed to Other Traditions?
Liberalism and Cultural Essentialism
The Liberal Moral Vision
Part Three: Multiculturalism and Cultural Pluralism: What is a Multicultural Society?
Learning from Immigrants
Monism and Pluralism
Towards a Universal Pluralism
Dialogical Reason and Critical Rationality
Sharing the Suffering of Others
Diversity and Cross-cultural Interaction
Islam and Europe
Islam and Nonviolence
Part Four: Is Gandhi Still Relevant?: Gandhi and Interculturality
Gandhi's Contribution to Political Thought
Gandhi and the Khilafat Movement
Gandhi: Conservative or Reformer?
Gandhi and Modernity
Gandhi and the Spiritualization of Politics
Gandhi and Secularism
Gandhi's Enduring Insights
Part Five: Rethinking India: What is Indian Identity?
India and the West
A Shared Citizenship
The Challenges of Indian Democracy
India: Between Violence and Hope
Is Poverty a Destiny in India?
Globalization: A Mixed Blessing for India
Is a Gandhian India Possible?
A Life Lived from Within