Publisher description for The insurrection of little selves : the crisis of secular-nationalism in India / Aditya Nigam.

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The book explores the crisis that secular-nationalism went through with the emergence of what is loosely called identity politics. With the rise of new political assertions on the one hand and sectarian tendencies on the other, the fundamentally Hindu assumptions of Nehruvian
secular-nationalism were revealed. Its search for a homogeneous national culture has led it to produce the dominant culture as the norm and marginalize the minority. It also looks at the opportunism of minority cultures and suggests this might be the result of nationalism, especially post-colonial.
The book suggests that only by looking beyond the nation state can we conceive of a modern political community.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Secularism -- India.
Nationalism -- India.
India -- Politics and government -- 1977-