Why I Am a Liberal

Why I Am a Liberal

A Manifesto for Indians Who Believe in Individual Freedom


The stamping out of difference, the quelling of diversity and the burial of argument is, in fact, most un-Indian. Anyone who seeks to end that dialogue process is ignoring Indianness and patriotism. The liberal Indian argues for the rights of the marginalized in the tradition of Gandhi for trust, mutual understanding and bridge-building. Real patriotism lies in old-fashioned ideas of accommodation, friendship and generosity; not in force, muscle flexing and dominance. Why I Am a Liberal is Sagarika Ghose's impassioned meditation on why India needs to be liberal.


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Sagarika Ghose
Sagarika Ghose
Sagarika Ghose is one of India's most noted journalists as well as an author and broadcaster. She has worked at the Times Of India, Outlook and the Indian Express. She was a prime-time television news anchor for BBC World on Question Time India as well as on the news network CNN-IBN. She is the author of two novels, The Gin Drinkers and Blind Faith, as well as the recently published acclaimed biography of Indira Gandhi, Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister, now slated for a screen adaptation. She has won numerous awards for journalism, including the C.H. Mohammed Koya National Journalism Award as well as the Best Anchor Award from the Indian Television Academy. She has also been listed as one of the world's most famous women Rhodes Scholars. Ghose is a popular and widely read columnist and she is currently consulting editor with the Times of India.
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