Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Sudha R. Shenoy
Sudha R. Shenoy
Sharad Anantrao Joshi
Sharad Anantrao Joshi
Rajaji
Rajaji
Sauvik Chakraverti
Sauvik Chakraverti
Minoo Masani
Minoo Masani
Nani Palkhivala
Nani Palkhivala
S. V. Raju
S. V. Raju
Pandita Ramabai
Pandita Ramabai
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Indian concept of a welfare state was a minimum state. It was wholly antagonistic to a garrison police state.
In his resort to rational argumentation, use of pamphlets to persuade public opinion and submission of a petition to the government, Vidyasagar emerges as a quintessential classical liberal.
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Musings
My Idea of A Welfare State – B.R. Shenoy
Indian concept of a welfare state was a minimum state. It was wholly antagonistic to a garrison police state.
Minoo Masani on Liberalism
The Liberal does not approach any problem with a dogmatic or preconceived attitude. He is open-minded on all issues.
Jamshed Antia’s Views On Sales Tax
On whom does the burden of Sales Tax fall?
Humanism, Science and Rationalism
What of the future of rationalism, or scientific humanism?
The Three Meanings of Secularism
As a world-view secularism is no more than one member of a family of world-views.
The Principle of State Interference
No achievement in society-military power, scientific development, growth in the arts, etc is of any intrinsic value unless it issues from freedom and is assimilated in freedom by the individuals.

Opinions

Rukhmabai – An Unrelenting Force Against Patriarchal Norms
Rukhmabai’s contributions in the areas of medicine and social justice formed the foundation of the subsequent Indian feminist movements.
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N.G. Ranga – Guardian of Peasants’ Rights
A.D. Shroff – Champion of Free Enterprise
Swatantra Party : India’s First Liberal Party
Shetkari Sanghathana : A Movement for Freedom – Part II
Shetkari Sanghathana : A Movement for Freedom – Part I
The Public Distribution System : A Boon or a Bane?
What is the Role of Government in Agriculture?
The Life and Times of Sharad Joshi
The Challenges for Liberal Grassroots Movements
Liberalism and the Challenge of Polarisation

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Advisor, Economic and Government Policy, Tata Strategic Management Group

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