India Shastra

A scintillating discussion on India Shastra transpired between Shashi Tharoor and Mihir Sharma, as the pair discussed their latest books India Shastra and Restart: The Last Chance for the Indian Economy respectively. The speakers delved into topics ranging from politics, education, literature to economics, as they discussed the challenges they believed India must overcome in order to redeem itself as a superpower in the… Read more »

East South Asia

This was an interesting session on the topic of ‘East South Asia,’ a vibrant region teeming with the confluence of connected traditions, cultures, livelihoods and economic opportunities. The panel talked about the issues, the commonalities and the disconnects of an area that includes Bhutan, Thailand, Myanmar and the South East states of India. Tshering Tashi,… Read more »

History Strikes Back And The Collapse Of Globalism: Hubert Vedrine In Conversation With John Ralston Saul

Important aspects of governance, economics and democracy were debated in an engaging session between two renowned intellectuals. Hubert Vedrine, author of History Strikes Back, and JohnRalston Saul, President of PEN International. The pair discussed evolving economies all over the world, looking at the impact of globalization and applying European theories – such as Fukuyama’s idea of the ‘End of the History’ –… Read more »

Has Globalism Failed? Markets, Morals, And The Dictatorship Of Reason: A Dialogue Between Michael Sandal And John Ralston Saul

The fourth day of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival began with a deep discussion about the role of markets, morals and reason in an increasingly globalized world. Michael Sandal, a political philosopher, discussed the ways in which public reason can be used for forming a public opinion and starting an ethical discussion since it inculcates morals… Read more »

History Strikes Back And The Collapse Of Globalism: Hubert Vedrine In Conversation With John Ralston Saul

Important aspects of governance, economics and democracy were debated in an engaging session between two renowned intellectuals. Hubert Vedrine, author of History Strikes Back, and JohnRalston Saul, President of PEN International. The pair discussed evolving economies all over the world, looking at the impact of globalization and applying European theories – such as Fukuyama’s idea of the ‘End of the History’ –… Read more »