Looking Away Mobi ☆ 426 pages

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Looking Away Mobi ☆ 426 pages Ü ➳ [Reading] ➶ Looking Away By Harsh Mander ➩ – Gym-apparel.co.uk This feeble blemished light this dawn mangled by night this is not the morning we had all so longed for Faiz Ahmed FaizIn the two decades since the early 1990s when India confirmed its allegiance to t This feeble blemished liBut also a corresponding intolerance for the less fortunate Poverty and homelessness are also on the rise both in urban and rural settings but not only has the state abandoned its responsibility to provide for those afflicted the middle class too now avoids even the basic impulses of sharing And with the sharp Rightward turn in politics minority communities are under serious threat their very status as citizens in uestion as a belligerent monolithic idea of the nation takes the place of an inclusive t Just remove the anti modi bias this diluted the impact of the book and this is the book I wanted to write This will change the way you look at the poverty and our response to poverty

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Olerant oneHowever as Harsh Mander points out what most stains society today is the erosion in the imperative for sympathy both at the state and individual levels a crumbling that is principally at the base of the vast ineuities which afflict India Exhaustive in its scope impassioned in its arguments and rigorous in its scholarship 'Looking Away' is a sobering checklist of all the things we must collectively get right if India is to become the country that was promised in eual measure to all its citize Grab a copy of it and just read it I can't say than this

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Looking AwayThis feeble blemished light this dawn mangled by night this is not the morning we had all so longed for Faiz Ahmed FaizIn the two decades since the early 1990s when India confirmed its allegiance to the Free Market of its citizens have become marginalized than ever before and society has become sharply riven than everIn 'Looking Away' Harsh Mander ranges wide to record and analyse the many different fault lines which crisscross Indian society todayThere is increasing prosperity among the middle classes One of the reasons I picked up Harsh Mander’s book “Looking Away” is that I did not resonate with the author’s ideology when I heard his lecture It was difficult for me to believe that someone can operate from a space where he believes that giving and not necessarily enabling is a way to help the underprivileged For the longest time I wasn’t able to come to terms with how I felt after the lecture because it made me challenge my own beliefs that I felt strongly about In my book review I will share a summary of each of the sections and then share how the book shaped new beliefs and reinstated some of the existing beliefsThe book is divided into three sections—the first section talks about the indifference towards the less privileged the second section about the prejudice towards the minorities and the third about compassion as a way to overcome both indifference and prejudice The author starts the book by highlighting the ineuality that exists in India and elucidates with facts Some of the facts that really had me thinking was that India is home to the 5th highest number of billionaires 3rd highest middle class population and paradoxically highest number of poor The author then talks about the indifference towards the less privileged— what he defines as the migrants poor tribals—by the privileged—what he defines as “middle class” He gives anecdotal examples to show that it’s normal for us to look past the slums it’s normal for us to disrespect the maids in the house and it’s normal for us to believe that the reality for the poor is different from ours the middle class in that the dreams hopes of the poor is different from oursThe second part of the book talks about the prejudice that exists in India against minorities including Muslims The author politicises the argument and openly talks about his strong hate towards the current government The author shares that government’s model of economic development isn’t inclusive that the policies implemented by the government are not for the ones who need it the most While this section of the book was interesting I found the entire argument or reasoning extremely political and therefore it was difficult for me to connect with author’s way of thinking The last section of the book suggests a humanistic approach to overcome ineuality which is reflected by our indifferent and prejudiced actions In this section the author compels us to think that one of the strongest ways to overcome ineuality is to empathise He gives an example to define empathy beautifully—empathy starts with the heart—feeling the way others are feeling goes on to the speech—speaking up against injustice—and ends with the hand—by taking action against what’s wrong or what needs to change He goes on to say that to empathise you must imagine—imagine if you can the suffering of others and only then take actionThese three sections combined helped me challenge my existing opinions develop some new and reinstated some of the existing beliefsBefore I read the book I strongly felt that I am where I am today because of the hard work and commitment towards my career and my family I felt so strongly that I took pride in having overcome some of the challenges in my personal life Also it’s because of this struggle t