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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

(p.85) Part IV The Idea of India
Talking India

Ashis Nandy

Oxford University Press

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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