Desk: J Sai Deepak’s much-awaited and seminal book “India that is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution” has become a No. 1 bestseller in Political Structure & Processes category and has already made it to Amazon’s Best Seller list. It made to the top ranks within hours.
He announced the activation of pre-ordering links on Amazon only on 7th of July, 2021 and within hours it was among the top books as his ardent fans placed orders in anticipation of a deep voyage to knowledge and inspection of Indian civilisation and polity.
J Sai Deepak is an Engineer turned litigator and is now a counsel in Supreme Court as well as Delhi High Court. He earned his law degree from IIT Kharagpur.
J Sai Deepak’s laser-sharp arguments and thoughtful ideas have taken him to the top league of thinkers in India respected by the masses as well as the thought-elites.
His rise as the top counsel and thinker of India is a story in itself.
In popularity as a thinker, he is someone who can be compared to Rajiv Malhotra.
He has emerged as one of the top thinkers of India. He is also famous for having represented the views of the deity in the famous Sabrimala case.
The much-awaited and much-debated India, That is Bharat, penned by the indomitable J Sai Deepak is the first book of a comprehensive trilogy and explores the influence of European ‘colonial consciousness (or ‘colonially’), in particular its religious and racial roots, on Bharat as the successor state to the Indic civilisation and the origins of the Indian constitution.
It lays the foundation for its sequels by covering the period between the Age of Discovery, marked by Christopher Columbus’ expedition in 1492 and the reshaping of Bharat through a British-made constitution-the Government of India Act of 1919.
This includes international developments leading to the founding of the League of Nations by Western powers that tangibly impacted this journey.
Further, this work also traces the origins of seemingly universal constructs such as ‘toleration’, ‘secularism’ and ‘humanism’ to Christian political theology. Their subsequent role in subverting the indigenous Indic consciousness through a secularised and universalised Reformation, that is, constitutionalism, is examined.
It also puts forth the concept of Middle Eastern coloniality, which preceded its European variant and allies with it in the context of Bharat to advance their shared antipathy towards the Indic worldview. In order to liberate Bharat’s distinctive indigeneity, ‘decoloniality’ is presented as a civilisational imperative in the spheres of nature, religion, culture, history, education, language and, crucially, in the realm of constitutionalism.