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Making Sense of India

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780195689440
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080342 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0001
Making Sense of India

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This introductory chapter discusses and attempts to understand the ‘idea’ of India. The Indians are possibly the last remaining ‘metaphysical’ people on earth who are at ease with both their traditions and the modern world. The chapter looks at the identity of the Indians, the influence of Mahatma Gandhi's principles on the country, and the status of the country during the twenty-first century.

Keywords: India; Indians; traditions; modern world; identity; Mahatma Gandhi

Chapter.  2808 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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