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No course on political science taught in India is complete without his (Rajni Kothari) book

Shail Mayaram (Author)

He (Rajni Kothari) spoke about democracy when none understood what it meant. He taught us that democracy is not an elite supported idea but a process involving the poorest and the weakest

Shail Mayaram (Author)

How much terrified does one feel in dark (on sunset ), Go and ask the birds, who do not own a house!

Mirza Ghalib

If your prayers are potent, Mullah, move this mosque my way, Else have a drink or two with me, and we’ll see its minarets sway

Mirza Ghalib

The prison of life and the bondage of grief are one and the same. Before the onset of death, how can man expect to be free of grief?

Mirza Ghalib

Though many of my desires were fulfilled, majority remained unfulfilled.

Mirza Ghalib

It is easy to be human, very hard to be humane

Mirza Ghalib

If there is a knower of tongues here, fetch him; There's a stranger in the city And he has many things to say.

Mirza Ghalib

Whoever can't see the whole in every part plays at blind man's bluff. A wise man tastes the entire Tigris in every sip.

Mirza Ghalib

Love demands patience, desire is restless; What color shall I paint the heart, until you savage it? You shall not ignore me when the time comes, I know, but I may turn to dust before the news reaches you.

Mirza Ghalib

This earth, burnished by hearing the name, is so certain of love,
that the sky bends unceasingly down, to greet its own light.

Mirza Ghalib

One of the basis of his (Genghis Khan) success is sharing the spoils with his soldiers and other commanders

Morris Rossabi (Historian)

When I began studying history at Bryn Mawr, it was a very traditional history curriculum in which wide preparation in European history was required. So, as an undergraduate, I studied European history and did essentially no work in Southern history.

Drew Gilpin Faust

In my generation of historians, there was tremendous energy invested in studying workers and then women and also slaves and others who were part of the so-called “inarticulate.” 

Drew Gilpin Faust

This was fascinating to me as a way of expanding how one does history. The arguments over the interpretations of this history were captivating as well.

Drew Gilpin Faust

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