It is clear as daylight that the rising spirit of India is not acceptable to the archaic powers of this great nation. The smothering of humour by Mamata; of books, art and films by fundamentalists; of information by the government; of development by naxalites…all these are examples of a larger, darker force that’s seeking to crush the growing aspirations of India.
Change-the-world junkies have a new primer at hand. Also known as activists, entrepreneurs, leaders, transformers, advocates, these are a group of people who invariably are wedded to the idea of bringing change.
“Whether liberal or conservative, religious or secular, individualistic or communitarian, these are the thinkers, organisers, agitators, doers, dreamers and professional troublemakers who keep America stirred up by spending their days (and, too often, their nights) working to advance their favoured causes,” writes Roger L Conner, a professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School and director of The Advocacy Project. Read more