Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Sudha R. Shenoy
Sudha R. Shenoy
Sharad Anantrao Joshi
Sharad Anantrao Joshi
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Rajaji
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Sauvik Chakraverti
Minoo Masani
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The Retreat from Socialism
The rate of growth of the economy of the genuinely socialist societies was markedly lower than that of the societies relying on the market
THE DANGERS OF JOINT CO-OPERATIVE FARMING
By pooling land, by bringing in methods of rationalisation or mechanisation, you reduce the need for labour.
Free Enterprise and Freedom
Economic growth means not only more production but also more - and increasingly more - capacity to produce.
Censorship and the Law of Inexorability
Creative freedom will remain constrained and restrained till the individual is deprived of the right to express himself without restrictions, reasonable or otherwise
ART VERSUS LAW AND ORDER
If you can't say what you want to say, it is democratic form without substance. The principle worth imbibing is: give me freedom or give me death.
STATE MONOPOLIES AND THE CITIZEN IN A DEMOCRACY
Is proper on the part of the State just because it feels that it can improve its financial resources, to take over any existing well-conducted private enterprise?

Opinions

M. G. Ranade on Wealth Creation
The genius of Ranade lies in the fact that he used data to substantiate his economic arguments. He used ballpark estimates when data wasn’t easily available.
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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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“My heartiest congratulations to your team for this wonderful work. With this you have given permanency to the views, thoughts and philosophy of India’s great liberal minds of our post-independence period – of course, many of them were active even during the independence struggle. This website is very well thought out and well designed. It will help in strengthening the liberal philosophy and ideas and go a long way in enriching India’s democratic institutions. I am sure through its blog it will generate relevant healthy debate which will support the process of liberal policy making not only in our country, but in other parts of the world.”

SUNIL BHANDARE

Advisor, Economic and Government Policy, Tata Strategic Management Group

“India has suffered from so many imported ideologies that failed elsewhere. They failed India, too, but too few intellectuals understood that there is a deeply rooted tradition of liberty in India, the same philosophy that has brought prosperity, freedom, and peace to the world. IndianaLiberals.in brings that great tradition to the public it deserves. As India shakes off decades of statist stagnation Indians are prospering, gaining global respect as entrepreneurs, scientists, mathematicians, artists, and creators, and embracing their own tradition: liberty, rule of law, free exchange, and dignity. I have benefited from exploring the great tradition of Indian liberalism that was for so long only available to a small number of librarians and curators. This project will enrich India and the world.”…

DR TOM G PALMER

Senior Fellow at CATO Institute and Vice President at the Atlas Network

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CHRISTOPHER LINGLE

Visiting professor of Economics , Universidad Francisco Marraquin, Guatemala

“The portal reminds us that there has been a tradition in India for a liberal polity. It is almost a civilisational principle and it is facilitated by the fact that we are such a rich and diverse country. It is also important that we start using alternate media for getting our message out and the idea of documenting this tradition is an excellent beginning.”

ARUN SHOURIE

Indian Journalist, Author and Politician