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Gandhi and the Indian Identity

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/9780195689440.003.0006
Gandhi and the Indian Identity

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In this interview, Ashis Nandy talks about Mahatma Gandhi and the contemporary Indian identity visualized by him. In the course of his conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo, Nandy discusses whether Gandhi is still at the core of the idea of Indian nationhood, sixty years after the country gained independence. He identifies the differences between Gandhi and other political figures and his relevance to Indian society, and shows that the ideas of Gandhi are slowly being neglected.

Keywords: contemporary Indian identity; Mahatma Gandhi; Ashis Nandy; Indian nationhood; ideas of Gandhi

Chapter.  2597 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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