Gurcharan Das argues the need for a liberal state in India

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International best-selling author and public intellectual Gurcharan Das speaks with Emory professor of religion Paul Courtright about the need for India to become a liberal state that successfully maintains democracy with accountability, the rule of law, and decisive governmental action.

"In our obsession with accountability and the rule of law, we have forgotten the reason why the state was created. It was created to act and do things," says Das.

Das visited Emory as a Halle Distinguished Fellow in September 2012 to give a public talk, "India Grows at Night: A Liberal Case for a Strong State."