A reader with familiarity on this topic will likely have thought of the most important and prominent exception to it: namely Mohandas K. (Mahatma) Gandhi. The Western influences on Gandhi go deep as well, of course – one can certainly argue he drew more from Tolstoy and Ruskin than anything Indian – but the Indian influences are definitely there, from the Bhagavad Gītā and especially from his Jain gurus who taught him ahiṃsā. The writing on Gandhi in the Dallmayr book is pretty bad in that it tries, bizarrely, to tie Gandhi’s work back somehow to the Arthaśāstra, without providing evidence that he read it or was even aware of it. But leaving that book aside, one will still find in Gandhi’s politics of non-violence something that looks much more like a distinctly Indian political philosophy. One can find something similar in Aurobindo, and perhaps in the more militant Hindu thinkers comparable to Qutb (Tilak, Savarkar, Golwalkar). One way or another, there is very much such a thing as modern Indian political philosophy, even when we take the “Indian” in a strong sense.
Shyam Ranganathan commented on Is there Indian political philosophy? - The Yoga Sutra in its discussions of the Yama rules is especially colorful in its depiction of political issues.
I put a bug in Bindu Puri’s ear when we were at a workshop for a volume on India and Human Rights in Ottawa. I told her and the other attendees that Gandhi’s idea of Satya Graha can be found in the Yoga Sutra. She recently published: The Tagore-Gandhi Debate on Matters of Truth and Untruth:
One of the themes of the book is the extensive reference and use Gandhi made of the Yoga Sutra in his own politics — a matter overlooked until this publication
Rajeev Bhargava - 2008 - Snippet view - More editionsFor some recent discussions of these aspects of Gandhi's political thought, see Thomas Pantham, 'Gandhi, Nehru, and the Democratic-Secular State', in Bindu Puri (ed.), Gandhi and his Contemporaries (Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced ...
https://books.google.co.in/books?isbn=8132221168Bindu Puri is an associate professor with the Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. She has been interested in ... She has published six books, including one monograph, entitled Gandhi and the Moral Life. She has edited ...