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Buddha – Perspective on Good Governance

By | 2016-01-08T17:02:03+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Categories: Ethics & Integrity, GS Paper 1, Indian Culture|Tags: , |

Buddha has been considered to be mostly a philosopher and an ethical teacher and not preoccupied with political or state-related issues. But in contrast to that, many recent scholars have analysed (from the historical context of Buddha's life) that he was both a ‘social reformer’ and political philosopher. Ancient Indian society had begun to change when Buddha attained Enlightenment. Historically, that period was known as Vedanta (end of Vedas). During that time as the commerce with other states began, there came a new merchant class in the territory who expressed interest in Buddha’s teachings. Buddha challenged the divine origin concept from a very simple and acceptable viewpoint: i.e., that the Brahmins like [...]

Renaissance in India – A Fact or Misnomer

By | 2015-12-17T09:43:44+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Categories: GS Paper 1, Indian Culture|Tags: , , , |

Renaissance in India European Renaissance characterized by discovery and triumph of humanism and re-emergence of man to the center of history with sensitivity to his creative ability, reflected in his achievements in past was different from Modernity in India. Indian renaissance which had its origin not in indigenous intellectual and cultural churning but in the influences disseminated by colonial state and its agencies. Clientele of this modernity were the newly emerging middle class linked with colonial administration and thus exposed to Western culture, which idealized west, adopted a Western-modern way of life and subjected tradition to critical inquiry and the relationship [...]

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