Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (Issues of Our Time)

Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (Issues of Our Time)

by Amartya Sen
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Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (Issues of Our Time) by Amartya Sen

“One of the few world intellectuals on whom we may rely to make sense out of our existential confusion.”—Nadine Gordimer

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ISBN-13: 9780393060072
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/27/2006
Series: Issues of Our Time Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Amartya Sen has written many books, including Development as Freedom and The Argumentative Indian. He won the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics. A professor at Harvard University, he lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Cambridge, England.

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This is my first read of Sen's Literature and i was not expecting anything less then what i have read. In this marvel of literature Sen has argued the case of Singular Identity which, sometimes, if forced to an extent that other identities of a person cease to exists takes the shape of violence and then a judgement is passed on that certain identity making it hard for all those who have subscribed to that identity knowingly, unknowingly, partially or in any form. Sen also beautifully agrues that nowdays democracy is being 'imposed' on certain nations by the coaliation forces which are mostly led by the western world. So it gives an impression that Democracy is a western idea and that they have a copyright on it too, which is totally wrong. In his book Sen questions the basis of caste and religion based identities. He also speaks about Globalization and listening to the woes of so called the ill effects of it which he thinks that are because of some other reasons but worth acknowledging. All in all i would heavily recommend this book to all. A must read!!