A+| A| A-

To Convince the Vernacular Reader-Moral Nature of Socio-PoIitical Questions

Moral Nature of Socio-PoIitical Questions Laltu Samaj Darshana (Hindi) by Satyapal Chandigarh, 1991; pp 164 + XV; Rs 40. IT is not an exaggeration to say that when an Indian writer writing in English becomes successful, her/his life changes and when someone writing in Bengali is successful, (s)he buys some books. How about writing in Hindi? The question is redundant because you are never successful writing in Hindi This is specially true for nonaction. Even periodicals with mostly commentaries on events and social processes find it difficult to survive, in spite of generous support from many individuals. Satyapal Gautam's scholarly effort in bringing to the reader in Hindi, a concise and yet fairly complete text of Samaj Darshana, is, most of all, a courageous attempt, That the book has already been reviewed rather positively, by intellectuals of the Hindi world, is an indication that the book deserves a wider notice and discussion.

To read the full text Login

Get instant access

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

₹826for India

$50for overseas users


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

The Past at Every Corner Delhi: Ancient History edited by Upinder Singh; Social Science Press, New Delhi,
Shonaleeka Kaul Delhi: Ancient...

Women and the Politics of Class by Johanna Brenner

Explorations in Pragmatic Economics Selected papers of George A Akerlof

This paper re-examines the monetary aggregation procedure in India in the context of the new monetary aggregates proposed by the Third Working...

characterisations, and it must be admitted that his writing does smack of overkill, the problem remains. How do we explain the continued...

Harsh Sethi Development, Ethnicity and Human Rights in South Asia by Ross Mallick; Sage Publications, Delhi, 1998; pp 375, Rs 425.

on the part of the Bengali middle class to de-class their identity through the praxis of the stage has its thrills, even as the tragedy it...

Ashok Mitra The Mirror of Class: Essays on Bengali Theatre by Himani Bannerji; Papyrus, Calcutta, 1998; pp 240, Rs 200.
IT would be an...

Failed Idealism Anirudh Deshpande J P: His Biography by Allan and Wendy Scarfe (revised edition); Orient Longman, New Delhi, 1998; pp 274 (21...

Back to Top