Indian Nationalism: The Essential Writings


How do we define nationalism? Who is a good nationalist? Do you become anti-national if you criticize the government? These are questions that overwhelm most debates today, but these discussions are not new. And while the loudest voices would have us believe that Indian nationalism is (and has always been) a narrow, parochial, xenophobic one, our finest political leaders, thinkers, scientists and writers have been debating the concept since the early nineteenth century and come to a different conclusion. Nationalism as we understand it today first came into being more than a hundred years ago. Studied by historians, political scientists and sociologists for its role in world history, it remains one of the strongest driving forces in politics and also the most malleable one. A double-edged sword, it can be a binding force or a deeply divisive instrument used to cause strife around political, cultural, linguistic or, more importantly, religious identities. In this anthology, historian. Irfan Habib traces the growth and development of nationalism in India from the late nineteenth century through its various stages: Liberal, religion-centric, revolutionary, cosmopolitan, syncretic, eclectic, right liberal the views of our most important thinkers and leaders—Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru. Rajagopalachari, Bhagat Singh, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Sarojini Naidu, B. R. Ambedkar, Rabindranath Tagore, M. N. Roy, Maulana Azad, Jayaprakash Narayan and others remind us what nationalism should mean and the kind of inclusive, free and humanistic nation that we should continue to build.
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AuthorS. Irfan Habib
BindingHardcover
EAN9789386021052
FormatImport
ISBN9789386021052
Height850 mm
Length550 mm
Width81 mm
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
MPNFLDERMADCCL
Number Of Pages296
Part NumberFLDERMADCCL
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2017-12-30
PublisherAleph Book Company
Release Date2017-12-13
StudioAleph Book Company
Sales Rank3860

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