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India's Self Denial by F Gautier

India's Self Denial by F Gautier



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Copyright 1999 Francois Gautier(Auroville, 24. 11. 99)
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Why is it that Indians, particularly its elite - the intelligentsia, the journalists, the writers, the top bureaucrats, the diplomats - hold an image of themselves which is often negative, and have a tendency to run down their own country? 
The self-perception that Indians have ofthemselves, is frequently detrimental to their self-confidence. This is particularly striking amongst Indian journalists, who always seem to look at India through awestern prism and constantly appear to worry how theforeign press views India, how the foreign countries -particularly the United States of America - perceiveIndia, what the Human Right agencies say aboutIndia... Thus, when one reads certain Indianmagazines, one has the impression that they could bewritten by foreign journalists, because not only do theytend to look at India in a very critical manner, butoften, there is nothing genuinely Indian in theircontents, no references to India's past greatness, noattempts to put things in perspective through the prismof India's ancient wisdom. Therefore, most of the time,their editorial contents endeavour to explain the
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