Author Archives: Tony Librizzi
Click to read original posting Being Different: Book review Have you ever wondered why and how have Hindus and Hinduism managed to not only survive but also thrive in spite of being subjected to innumerable cultural and political assaults, physical and … Continue reading
Please click the link below to read a review of Being Different by Subashish Chattopadhyay, Assistant Professor of English, Government College, Vishnupur featured in the June 2013 issue of Prabuddha Bharata. Subashish Chattopadhyay Review
Some Reflections on Rajiv Malhotra’s Being Difference: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism This is a scholarly book from the keyboard of Mr. Rajiv Malhotra. Malhotra has had an unusually rich and influential career: With a background in science and … Continue reading
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Please click the following link to read Thorsten Pattberg’s review of Being Different on the website Sulekha.com: http://pattberg.sulekha.com/blog/post/2012/06/rajiv-malhotra-sanskrit-and-the-challenge-to-western.htm
Review of the Book ‘Being Different’ For “Sanskrit Vimarsh”, journal of RSk S, New Delhi Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism– Rajiv Malhotra, Harper Collins Publishers India, ISBN: 9789350291900,Hardback,Pages: 488, Price: Rs.599 ‘Being Different: An Indian Challenge to … Continue reading
Reviewer: Don Wiebe, Prof. of Divinity, Trinity College in the University of Toronto; and past president of the North American Association for the Study of Religion.
Being Different is both a critical exploration of the two vastly different metaphysical/religious worldviews (the Abrahamic and Dharmic families of spiritual traditions) dominant in the US and India respectively, and a challenge to what the author finds to be an … Continue reading
Reviewer: R.P. Singh, Professor & Chairperson, Centre for Philosophy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Delhi.
Being Different’s new purva paksha tries to deconstruct the metaphysical ruptures in the Western epistemology, bringing out the discrepancies among different kinds of universals, grand narratives and logocentric positions. It is well structured, exploring not only what is different but … Continue reading
Reviewer: Madhu Khanna, Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi
Being Different challenges several historical assumptions and basic perceptions that the West has cherished about itself and others. It is a book for brave hearts that is bound to change how we reframe our gaze toward the West. This extraordinary … Continue reading
Through seven chapters Rajiv Malhotra pursues a central argument to highlight the imperative need to respect ‘difference’. He explores the nature of difference between a ‘history-centered’ worldview and what he calls ‘adhyatma-vidya’. He brings to fore the difference between ‘integral … Continue reading