Edward Luce

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Luce at the Halifax International Security Forum 2017

Edward Luce (born 1 June 1968) is an English journalist and the Financial Times chief US commentator and columnist based in Washington, D.C. Before that he was the Financial Times‍'‍ bureau chief in Washington, D.C., and South Asia bureau chief based in New Delhi.


  • In the villages Buddha has become just one more god to be placed alongside the popular Hindu deities in the Mahar household ... When Mahars greet each other, they say "Ram Ram", the traditional Hindu greeting.
    • In Spite of the Gods. The Strange Rise of Modern India (Little, Brown, London 2006), p. 112
  • The tendency to accept that there are many paths to God derives from India's long-running traditions of tolerance between religions.
    • In Spite of the Gods. The Strange Rise of Modern India (Little, Brown, London 2006), p. 310
  • If utilities are allowed to charge customers for what they use, there is an incentive to supply them... In the cities, charging the poor for water would ensure that the poor would receive it.
    • In Spite of the Gods. The Strange Rise of Modern India (Little, Brown, London 2006) (p. 344)

Quotes about Edward Luce[edit]

  • Edward Luce has recognized, when the fruits of economic growth disappear or are monopolized by a few, “things turn nasty.
    • Constitutional Democracy Under Stress: A Time For Heroic ...Peter L Biro, ‎Peter L. Biro · 2022
  • Edward Luce, who can hardly be accused of belonging to the loony left.
    • Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone - Page 251 Jean Drèze · 2019
  • Luce is acutely aware of India's multiple challenges.
    • Ascending India and Its State Capacity: Extraction, ... - Page 19 Sumit Ganguly, ‎William R. Thompson · 2017
  • Edward Luce has persuasively argued that the political settlement often referred to as liberal democracy is now on the global defensive.
    • Cultivating New Post-secular Political Space. Roger Haydon Mitchell · 2020
  • To sum up, Edward Luce is a typical Western press correspondent in Delhi. He doesn’t hate India or Hinduism, but has innocently lapped up all the prejudices of the so-called secularists.
    • Elst, Koenraad (2012). The argumentative Hindu. New Delhi : Aditya Prakashan.

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