In Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Univeralism, Rajiv Malhotra, drawing from and building on earlier lines of argument offered by, among others, Sri Aurobindo and Richard Lannoy, attempts to identify crucial differences in the worldviews of what he refers to as the Judeo-Christian religions and Indian thought. These contrasts are presented with the aim of contesting the so-called universalism of the Judeo-Christian world-view and highlighting the value and even superiority of the Indian perspective. He identifies his method with the ancient practice of pūrvapakṣa that involves grasping the opponent’s view, refuting it and demonstrating the truth of one’s position.

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