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Indian Democracy and Pluralism

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/9780195689440.003.0008
Indian Democracy and Pluralism

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Modern India is said to represent the largest democracy in the world, along with a seamless picture of unity in diversity that is unparalleled anywhere else. In this interview, Rajni Kothari discusses Indian democracy and pluralism and states that most of what is right about Indian democracy actually lies in its basic cultural, philosophical, political, and historical background. She also looks at the massive cultural, political, and economic transformations that occurred in the country, the link between secularism and democracy, and even the development and maintenance of democracy.

Keywords: democracy; pluralism; transformations; secularism; development of democracy; maintenance of democracy; Rajni Kothari

Chapter.  1277 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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