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Rare honour for Lord Parekh

Renowned NRI academic and peer Lord Bhikhu Parekh has been named one of the "great British Political Philosophers of the 20th century" by the prestigious Political Studies Association of UK.



London: Renowned NRI academic and peer Lord
Bhikhu Parekh has been named one of the "great British
Political Philosophers of the 20th century" by the prestigious
Political Studies Association of UK.

75-year-old Parekh now joins the distinguished company of
well known philosophers such as Harold Laski, Isaiah Berlin, R
H Tawney and Michael Oakeshott.

They are being honoured to mark the 60th anniversary of
the Association, a press release issued by the Peer said.
Lord Parekh was recognised for his "seminal contribution"
to the study of multiculturalism, identity and political
philosophy.

A selection of writings from his works and other leading
figures in British political theory has been brought together
in a volume--British Political Theory in the Twentieth
Century, edited by Paul Kelly, Professor and head of the 75-year-old Parekh now joins the distinguished company of
well known philosophers such as Harold Laski, Isaiah Berlin, R
H Tawney and Michael Oakeshott.

They are being honoured to mark the 60th anniversary of
the Association, a press release issued by the Peer said.
Lord Parekh was recognised for his "seminal contribution"
to the study of multiculturalism, identity and political
philosophy.

A selection of writings from his works and other leading
figures in British political theory has been brought together
in a volume--British Political Theory in the Twentieth
Century, edited by Paul Kelly, Professor and head of the
department at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Parekh said that "this was a great though undeserved
honour" and he was "pleased and deeply grateful" for it.

The Political Studies Association includes over 2000
professors and lecturers of political science in Britishd
Universities.

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