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India: State and Politics Structured by Nationalism

by Bhagwan Josh, 16 March 2017

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This article appeared as an Op-Ed in The Times of India on 4 August 1993

[opening paragraph]

’Any serious analysis of the lndian polity today must begin by taking note of the basic fact that the Hindutva movement has reached such proportions because the much desired ’Left-left-of-centre consolidation’ (Future of Indian Polity by Mr Rajni Kathari) July 19) has failed to emerge. This seems to be the basic lesson of history that neo-fascist movements begin to take root only when the Left and radical movements reach a dead end. Moreover a study of the Indian Left has led us to the conclusion that the Indian left cannot unite in itself and for itself. It will remain ’small and growing’ but without moving in the direction where 1t could fulfill some of its radical promises. ’ [. . .]


Nationalist Core of Indian Politics | Bhagwan Josh (1993)
The Times of India 4 August 1993