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Politics and Democracy in 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/9780195689440.003.0014
Politics and Democracy in India

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Focusing on politics and democracy in India, this interview begins with a discussion on the political developments in the country since Independence. It looks at the conflict between the different conceptions of nationalism in India, such as the conception of Hindu nationalism. A leading journalist in India, M.J. Akbar talks about journalism as a weapon of democracy and the role it plays in helping the country keep a check on the political and business classes.

Keywords: politics; democracy; political developments; nationalism; Hindu nationalism; M.J. Akbar

Chapter.  2561 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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