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Amit Varma is a writer based in Mumbai. He worked in journalism for over a decade, and won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2007. His bestselling novel, My Friend Sancho, was published in 2009. He is best known for his blog, India Uncut. His current project is a non-fiction book about the lack of personal and economic freedoms in post-Independence India.




Bastiat Prize 2007 Winner

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14 November, 2007

Nalanda

Dear Jeffrey Garten

Nalanda is in Bihar.

Regards

Amit Varma

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Link via email from Arjun Swarup.

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Update: I would normally never bother to actually explain a quip, but at least 15 readers have written in assuming that I implied in this post that Garten said that Nalanda is not in Bihar. Nothing of the sort. I was simply making the point that Nalanda happens to be in a state where the rule of law is absent, and therefore it is strange to think of building a world-class university there. I wasn’t clear enough, I guess, so mea culpa!

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