Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism

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Rajiv Malhotra, the only Indian-American author in this list, tries to reverse how western culture gazes on India. This book is an attempt to reposition India from being observed to become an observer. Western civilisation is observed through a Dharmik outlook in this book.  Writer’s clear intention of western culture criticism is found throughout the pages.

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Among the top ten books in the list, this paperback edition contains the unique view as well as the writer’s perspective.

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An excellent reversal approach which we are not accustomed to seeing. Western culture from the view of India outlook.

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Readers might find the concept a bit complicated. People without basic knowledge of India outlook might find it complex.

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