The Idea of India

Ashis Nandy

in Talking India

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780195678987
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081356 | DOI:
The Idea of India

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This section begins with Ashis Nandy presenting his views about Indian political identity. He then moves on to discuss the relevance of the caste system; India in the twenty-first century; India's alter-ego, namely Pakistan; secularism and religious fundamentalism; Indian democracy without secularism; and religion as an anti-democratic element.

Keywords: Ashis Nandy; Indian political identity; caste system; Pakistan; secularism; religious fundamentalism; Indian democracy; religion

Chapter.  8393 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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