A. Damodaran

in Encircling the Seamless

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780198066750
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080106 | DOI:

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According to John Ralston Saul, nation-states are relevant and need to play a greater role in the era of globalization. This chapter focuses on India’s multifaceted nationhood and argues that despite having problems with the globalized order, the nation-state continues to rise. The signs of neo-nationalism have gone well with economic growth in countries such as India. Indeed, dynamic democracies such as India are not opposed to globalization. Rather, they co-opt with them through a post-modern process. India’s information technology cities, such as Bengaluru, are one example of a post-modern space. In the future, India is expected to become a post-modern state that embraces modernity. Local identities and pan-nationalism that promotes a non-standardized approach to meeting the challenges of globalization could be a feature of countries fashioned like India. A co-opted approach that integrates the traditional, modern, and the post-modern adds to plurality of responses to globalization.

Keywords: India; globalization; nation-states; neo-nationalism; information technology; modernity; pan-nationalism

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Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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