Guha Famous Quotes & Sayings

16 Guha Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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These three conceptual and ideological challenges (Hindu fundamentalism, Communist dictatorship and ethnic separatism) all date to the founding of the nation. To these have, more recently been added, three more mundane and materialist challenges. These are inequality, corruption and environmental degradation.Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: These three conceptual and ideological challenges (Hindu fundamentalism, Communist dictatorship and ethnic separatism) all date
In 1962 one Naga faction had made its peace with the government of India, as had another faction in 1975. But there remained a group stubbornly committed to the idea of an independent and sovereign Nagaland. This was the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, led by Isaak Swu andRamachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: In 1962 one Naga faction had made its peace with the government of India, as
In India, the sapling was planted by the nation's founders, who lived long enough (and worked hard enough) to nurture it to adulthood. Those who came afterwards could disturb and degrade the tree of democracy but, try as they might, could not uproot or destroy it.Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: In India, the sapling was planted by the nation's founders, who lived long enough (and
For perhaps the first time in public, he used the neutral 'Africans' instead of the pejorative 'Kaffirs'. The change in language reflected a deeper change in his way of thinking about the world. When he first came to South Africa, Gandhi had pleaded for Indians to be distinguished from Africans, whom he then considered 'uncivilized'. Now, fifteen years later, he brought all races within a single ambit. They all had similar hopes, and would one day have the same rights. In the future, Indians and Africans would be absolutely free men, mingling with Boers and Britons in a nation where one's citizenship did not depend on the colour of one's skin.Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: For perhaps the first time in public, he used the neutral 'Africans' instead of the
It is in the nature of democracies, perhaps, that while visionaries are sometimes necessary to make them, once made they can be managed by mediocrities.Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: It is in the nature of democracies, perhaps, that while visionaries are sometimes necessary to
At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom,Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to
In 1951 Dec 20th, Nehru, while campaigning for the first democratic elections in India, took a short break to address a UNESCO symposium in Delhi. Although he believed democracy was the best form of governance, while speaking at the symposium he wondered loud...
the quality of men who are selected by these modern democratic methods of adult franchise gradually deteriorates because of lack of thinking and the noise of propaganda....He[the voter] reacts to sound and to the din, he reacts to repetition and he produces either a dictator or a dumb politician who is insensitive. Such a politician can stand all the din in the world and still remain standing on his two feet and, therefore, he gets selected in the end because the others have collapsed because of the din.
-Quoted from India After Gandhi, page 157.
Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: In 1951 Dec 20th, Nehru, while campaigning for the first democratic elections in India, took
There is a beautiful expression of this in the Chandogya Upanishad: 'There is this City of Brahman, (that is the body), and in this city there is a shrine, and in that shrine there is a small lotus, and in that lotus there is a small space, (akasa). Now what exists within that small space, that is to be sought, that is to be understood.' This is the great discovery of the Upanishads, this inner shrine, this guha, or cave of the heart, where the inner meaning of life, of all human existence, is to be found.Bede Griffiths Guha Sayings By Bede Griffiths: There is a beautiful expression of this in the Chandogya Upanishad: 'There is this City
The views of his Ministers were conveyed by the Governor of Natal to the Secretary of State for the Colonies. Lord Ripon was told that if Asiatics were not prevented from voting, they would 'soon obtain a controlling voice'. Whereas white opinion was unanimous, 'on the other hand, there are probably not a dozen Asiatics in Natal who really object to the bill. The agitation has been got up by a young Parsee [sic] lawyer, a Mr Gandhi, who arrived here a few months ago. Had it not been for him, the whole thing would probably have passed sub silentio.' The Governor thus urged the Secretary of State to advise Her Majesty to approve the bill.Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: The views of his Ministers were conveyed by the Governor of Natal to the Secretary
At no other time or place in human history have social conflicts been so richly diverse, so vigorously articulated, so eloquently manifest in art and literature or adressed with such directness by the political system and the media.Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: At no other time or place in human history have social conflicts been so richly
In India the choice could never be between chaos and stability, but between manageable and unmanageable chaos, between humane and inhuman anarchy, and between tolerable and intolerable disorder. ASHIS NANDY, sociologist, 1990.Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: In India the choice could never be between chaos and stability, but between manageable and
So long as the Constitution is not amended beyond recognition, so long as elections are held regularly and fairly and the ethos of secularism broadly prevails, so long as citizens can speak and write in the language of their choosing, so long as there is an integrated market and a moderately efficient civil service and army, and - lest I forget - so long as Hindi films are watched and their songs sung, India will surviveRamachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: So long as the Constitution is not amended beyond recognition, so long as elections are
the quality of men who are selected by these modern democratic methods of adult franchise gradually deteriorates because of lack of thinking and the noise of propaganda . . . He [the voter] reacts to sound and to the din, he reacts to repetition and he produces either adictator or a dumb politician who is insensitive. Such a politician can stand all the din in the world and still remain standing on his two feet and, therefore, he gets selected in the end because the others have collapsed because of the din.

Guha, Ramachandra (2011-02-10). India After Gandhi (Kindle Locations 3272-3276). Pan Books. Kindle Edition.
Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: the quality of men who are selected by these modern democratic methods of adult franchise
But the history of independent India has remained a field mostly untilled. If history is 'formally constituted knowledge of the past', then for the period since 1947 this knowledge practically does not exist.Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: But the history of independent India has remained a field mostly untilled. If history is
The Shiv Sena was the handiwork of a cartoonist named Bal Thackeray, whose main target was south Indians, whom he claimed were taking away jobs from the natives. Thackeray lampooned dhoti-clad 'Madrasis' in his writings and drawings; while his followers attacked Udupi restaurants and homes of Tamil and Telugu speakers.Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: The Shiv Sena was the handiwork of a cartoonist named Bal Thackeray, whose main target
in India, Bhakti or what may be called the path of devotion or hero-worship, plays a part in its politics unequalled in magnitude by the part it plays in the politics of any other country in the world. Bhakti in religion may be the road to the salvation of a soul. But in politics, Bhakti or hero-worship is a sure road to degradation and to eventual dictatorship.Ramachandra Guha Guha Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: in India, Bhakti or what may be called the path of devotion or hero-worship, plays