'An excellent overview of contemporary critical political thought in India. A superb resource for students and serious readers.'
'Indian Political Theory does much more than provide a perfect cognitive mapping of what its title says. It serves as a compass that allows us to orient ourselves in the pandemonium of Indian politics, wisely avoiding both traps of imitating Western models or of advocating a naive return to some imagined Indian tradition. The book is indispensable for all who want to understand the deepest political motivations of a growing superpower.'
Slavoj Žižek, Birkbeck College, UK
'Indian Political Theory is a welcome volume as it seeks to introduce the reader to the theoretical possibility that remains hidden in the system of ideas developed by thinkers like Babasaheb Ambedkar. In a fundamental sense the volume performs a moral function: it defines the completeness of Indian political theory on ethical grounds, with the demand of an egalitarian accommodation of subaltern thought.'
Gopal Guru, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
'In this fascinating work Aakash Singh Rathore explores the many dimensions of the concept of Swaraj within the broader context of Political Theory, Indian Political Theory specifically. Rigorous revaluation of the concept enables him to reassess the long-standing debate between universalism and particularism while negotiating creatively between western-centric theory and the indigeneity he champions. It is a priceless read.'
Neera Chandhoke, Visiting Professorial Fellow, Centre for Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
‘Aakash Singh Rathore’s thoughtful book, Indian Political Theory: Laying the Groundwork for Svaraj, provides one of the most compelling versions of the first approach . . . He defends a decolonial position and argues that pre-modern revivalist positions will inevitably privilege transitions of indigenous elites.’
Stuart Gray, Political Theory