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Taking Sides

Sub title: Reservation Quotas and Minority Rights in India

Author: Rudolf C. Heredia

One of the biggest challenges facing India today is the question of reservation for the nation’s minority communities. Although the Constitution of India affirms equal justice for all, the manner in which legislatures and courts operate often compromise these rights in the name of political pragmatism. As a result, the voiceless and vulnerable members of society—Dalits, tribals, women and religious minorities—continue to be excluded and marginalized. 

Taking Sides outlines a credible roadmap to aid the quest for an inclusive and just society. Examining this churning debate from several points of view, Rudolf Heredia makes a persuasive argument for justice premised on liberty, tempered by equality and moderated by fraternity—a justice beyond politics.

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• ‘Analytical as well as compassionate, forceful yet unpolemical, Taking Sides will stimulate widespread discussion’—Ramachandra Guha

• ‘Taking Sides advances a nuanced case to engage with the great debates on justice and equality’—Valerian Rodrigues

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Published by

Penguin Books India

Published

20 Oct 2012

Imprint

Penguin

ISBN13

9780143066071

Book Format

B

Extent

408pp

Rights

World

Category

Non-Fiction, Current Affairs

Binding

Paperback

Language

English

Price (Rs.)

499.00

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