The argumentative Indian – Inequality, instability, and voice – India: large and small – The diaspora and the world – Tagore and his India – Our culture–their culture – Indian traditions and the Western imagination – China and India – Tryst with destiny – Class in India – Women and men – India and the bomb – The reach of reason – Secularism and its discontents – India through its calendars – The Indian identity.; Voice and heterodoxy – Culture and communication – Politics and protest – Reason and identity.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-391) and indexes.; HOLLIS no. 011566895