Publications by Year: 2006

Identity and Violence : The Illusion of Destiny
Sen, Amartya. 2006. Identity and Violence : The Illusion of Destiny. New York: W.W. Norton, xx, 215 p. HOLLIS Abstract

The violence of illusion – Making sense of identity – Civilizational confinement – Religious affiliations and Muslim history – West and anti-west – Culture and captivity – Globalization and voice – Multiculturalism and freedom – Freedom to think.

The Argumentative Indian : Writings on Indian History, Culture, and Identity

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.