'Idea of Justice' does good business in Valley
Srinagar, Jan 3: The recently released book ‘The Idea of Justice’ is doing a good business not only in other parts of the country, but in Kashmir as well.
The book by eminent professor and laureate Amartya Sen has received a wide acceptance in the Valley.
“This book has received a tremendous market response and is doing great business,” said Sheikh Ajaz, chairman, Gulshan Books at Residency Road, here.
“The book is doing quite good and has gained a considerable market in Kashmir,” seconded Manzoor-ul-Haq, proprietor, Password at Regal Chowk.
Published by Penguin-Allen Lane, the book is believed to be more popular with youngsters. Market observers said one of the major reasons for the huge demand of the book was that “it has been written by a Nobel laureate.”
“Otherwise, in Kashmir there is usually more demand for the books related to Kashmir itself,” they said.
In his book, Sen has tried to explore what justice means and has come up with an alternative model to the existing one, while rejecting John Rawl’s idea of justice.
As per the book, justice and a perfect social order has to be non-parochial, inclusive and humane. Sen believes that justice must be free from the domination of the will of majority and one that touches lives that people actually live; and in the process, it takes global concerns into account.
He has concluded that justice is a process that never becomes absolutely perfect. The book also serves as a summation of the author’s work on economic reasoning and on the elements and measurement of human well-being.
The booksellers said the demand for the book here was so high that “there is hardly any stock left now.”
“We received the book in last week of October and sold more than 50 copies in just 20 days. As soon as the book reaches us, it is sold within no time,” said Ajaz.
“We had received 40 copies of the book in November, of which 35 were sold in the same month,” said Manzoor.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 3 Jan 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 3 Jan 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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