Noam Chomsky visited India in 1996 and 2001 and spoke on a wide range of subjects, from democracy and corporate propaganda to the nature of the world order and the role of intellectuals in society. He captivated his audiences with his lucid challenge of dominant political analyses, the engaging style of his talks, and his commitment to social equality as well as individual freedom.
Chomsky’s early insights into the workings of power in the modern world remain timely and compelling. Published for the first time, this series of lectures also provides the reader with an invaluable introduction to the essential ideas of one of the leading thinkers of our time.
"Chomsky makes the world a more intelligent place. He is a marksman whose eye never wanders and whose aim never lets him down."
– Arundhati Roy
Introduction: Chomsky in India by Jean Drèze
World Orders, Old and New
The Vicissitudes of Democracy: Part 1
The Vicissitudes of Democracy: Part 2
The Nationality Question in the Contemporary World
Militarism, Democracy and People’s Right to Information
Appendix: An Interview with Noam Chomsky