Historical perspective

The article “The Ideas Shaping a New India” by Anand Giridharadas mentions several key moments in India’s history. 

Giridharadas alludes to India’s past as a British colony. He mentions the cultura…


Textual perspectives

A similar text to “The Ideas Shaping a New India” is “The New Empire Within Britain” by Salman Rushdie. In this article, Rushdie informs readers about the way immigrants are treated in contemporary British society. He compares Britain’s imperial past with its present to show how attitudes have changed or remained the same over the years in the same way that Giridharadas does in his article. 

Another text to look at is the “Tryst with Destiny” speech by Jawaharlal Nehru. His speech marks the important occasion of India’s independence from the British Empire. Nehru also acted as the Prime Minister of India for seventeen years after 1947. Giridharadas references this speech in his own article. 

Mahatma Gandhi’s “Quit India” speech is also significant. The speech was delivered five years before India’s independence and in it, …

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