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Politics in its place by Pratap Bhanu Mehta

This article is Focusing all our attention on the state, we miss our own deeper failings of social trust.

One is tempted to remind them of M.G. Ranade’s eloquent warning:

“You cannot be liberal by halves. You cannot be liberal in politics and conservative in religion. The heart and the head must go together.You cannot cultivate your intellect, enrich your mind, enlarge the sphere of your political rights and privileges, and at the same time keep your hearts closed and cramped. It is an idle dream to expect men to remain enchained and enshackled in their own superstition and social evils, while they are struggling hard to win rights and privileges from their rulers.Before long these vain dreamers will find their dreams lost.”

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