Eminent Indian and international thinkers shared their varied views on the present wave of change in India's political climate. A report on the six ‘Democracy Dialogues’ sessions at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Socialogist Prof. Dipankar Gupta re-conceptualises Indian citizenship, rooting it strongly in equality at a basic level, wider than a political righ to vote in a democracy. In this 30-minute interview held during the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), Prof. Gupta evocatively argues for equality "not in terms of ends, but in terms of beginnings’’.
Indian-born British Economist Lord Meghnad Desai held globalisation 'good', and indicated it had improved Indian democracy, in a candid interview with The Hindu Centre's M.R.Venkatesh, on the sidelines of one of his sessions at the seventh Jaipur Literature Festival.