A reputed American magazine listed 7 Indians among the 100 intellectuals in the
world today. What does it mean?
World is taking a note of our people
and vice a versa
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