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A reputed American magazine listed 7 Indians among the 100 intellectuals in the
world today. What does it mean?

Tags: indians, world, intellectuals
Asked by George Mathew, 07 May '08 09:11 pm
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The role of Indians in the world is now better acknowledged .
World is taking a note of our people
Answered by minticool, 07 May '08 09:17 pm

 
  
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rich is becoming richer
and vice a versa
in india
Answered by hanuman waghmare, 07 May '08 09:12 pm

 
  
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Greatness of Indians is acknowledged.
Answered by shashi sharma, 08 May '08 06:54 am

 
  
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Indians or people of Indian origin on the list include US-based economist Jagdish Bhagwati, Singapore-based diplomat and author Kishore Mahbubani, New Delhi-based environmentalist Sunita Narain, novelist Salman Rushdie, Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen and Newsweek international editor Fareed Zakaria.

Prospect and Foreign Policy define a public intellectual as "someone who has shown distinction in their own field along with the ability to communicate ideas and influence debate outside of it".

"This list is about public influence, not intrinsic achievement. And that is where things get really tricky. Judging influence is hard enough inside one's own culture, but when you are peering across cultures and languages, the problem becomes far harder. Obviously our list of 100 has been influenced by where most of us sit, in the English-speaking West," their announcement notes.

The list is dominated by litterateurs, academics, scientists and experts on glob ...more
Answered by Ashish jain, 07 May '08 09:19 pm

 
  
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india is being recognised
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 07 May '08 09:17 pm

 
  
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It means in world population 7% intellectuals are Indians.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 07 May '08 09:15 pm

 
  
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It shows India's super power of efficiency in the World arena.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 07 May '08 09:27 pm

 
  
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they forgot to mention my name!
Answered by edel weiss, 07 May '08 09:16 pm

 
  
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