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The Politics of Culture

The World of Ideas in Modern Marathi: Phule, Vinoba, Savarkar by G P Deshpande (New Delhi: Tulika), 2009; pp 120, Rs 240.

Talking the Political Culturally and Other Essays by G P Deshpande (Kolkata: Thema), 2009; pp 127, Rs 150.

'National Interest' Not the Issue in Nuclear Deal

The real danger of the Indo-US nuclear deal is that it formally recognises India as a legal nuclear weapons state and provides the platform for a closer integration of the Indian state and the economy with the global economy and power structure. This simple truth is evident to almost all leftists outside India who have pitched their opposition to the deal on issues of non-proliferation and denuclearisation. By opposing this nuclear deal on the grounds of national interest, the Left in India stands in danger of becoming left-nationalist and losing its internationalist and humanist moorings.

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