Essay

Three phases of Indian renaissance

Print edition : March 03, 2017

Raja Ram Mohan Roy. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Debendranath Tagore. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Keshub Chandra Sen. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Dayananda Saraswati. Photo: The Hindu Archives

"Periyar" E.V. Ramasamy. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Iyothee Thass. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Ayyankali.

Narayana Guru. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The way to stem the increasingly declining values in society is to rethink the relationship between culture and politics in a manner in which culture is spurred by politics and politics is refined by culture. It is time to think about a fourth phase of the Indian renaissance.
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