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Ashis Nandy and Ramin Jahanbegloo

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195678987

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678987.001.0001

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The Idea of India

The Idea of India

Chapter:
(p.85) Part IV The Idea of India
Source:
Talking India
Author(s):

Ashis Nandy

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678987.003.0004

This section begins with Ashis Nandy presenting his views about Indian political identity. He then moves on to discuss the relevance of the caste system; India in the twenty-first century; India's alter-ego, namely Pakistan; secularism and religious fundamentalism; Indian democracy without secularism; and religion as an anti-democratic element.

Keywords:   Ashis Nandy, Indian political identity, caste system, Pakistan, secularism, religious fundamentalism, Indian democracy, religion

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