Book Name:- On Nationalism
Book Author:- Romila Thapar
What is true nationalism? What is anti-national? What is patriotism? What is pseudo-nationalism?
Is the shouting of nationalist slogans important to prove one’s patriotism? Why does the law of sedition continue to exist on the statute book of an independent country? Why is Bharat Mata ki Jai so important to the right wing? Who should the revolution law be used against? Why is cultural freedom important to a nation? What sort of country do we want to leave behind for future generations? What sort of India do we want? What sort of Indians do we want to be? These questions all involve one of the most fundamental ideas of India—the nationalism we inherited at birth. It is also one of the most hotly contested ideas of the twenty-first century.
In this book, some of our finest thinkers and writers provide calm, measured insights into the origins, nature, practice and future of Indian nationalism.