From the Back Cover:
"The book combines dramatic flair with rigorous and pathbreaking scholarship. It is a must read for anyone interested in India's role in global affairs"--Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
About the Author:
"In this vividly written page-turner, Manu Bhagavan recovers a moment of extraordinary possibilities ... [and] renews the study of how human rights norms were put on paper, with great consequences for their revival today"--Samuel Moyn, author of The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History
"[A] book that should be required reading for all who care about the potential of India to advance human rights and international justice"--Jonathan Fanton, Emeritus Chair of the Board of Human Rights Watch and President Emeritus of the MacArthur Foundation
"Brilliantly researched and vividly written, Manu Bhagavan's study of India's role in the ongoing quest for human rights is a life-enhancing book urgently needed now ... As we contemplate this moment of violent insanity on every continent, alternative paths toward peace in a world united for justice are herein profoundly illuminated"--Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt, vols 1-3
Manu Bhagavan is Professor of History at Hunter College and the Graduate Center at The City University of New York. He has co-edited, among others, the titles, Heterotopias: Nationalism and the Possibility of History in South Asia and Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India.
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