See an extract of A Better India: A Better World in this week’s Outlook, to be out in April by Penguin.

The three books that influenced Murthy’s thinking are: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber; My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi; and Peau Noire, Masques Blancs (Black Skin, White Masks) by Franz Fanon.  Most of us know about/ read the fist two. Has anyone here read the third one? What does it say about Murthy’s philosophy and politics?

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Parth Shah

Parth J Shah is founder president of Centre for Civil Society, a think tank that promotes choice and accountability across public and private sectors. He is co-founder and Director of Indian School of Public Policy. Parth’s research and advocacy work focuses on the themes of economic freedom, choice and competition in education, property rights approach to the environment and new public governance. He recently edited Liberalism in India.