Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children describes nationalism “a dream we all agreed to dream.” Without that collective dream, it would be quite impossible to keep a nation like India united in spite of the million mutinies that have always simmered beneath the veneer of unity. We need the dream. As much as a dream as religious paradises are dreams. Political scientist Benedict Anderson argues that nationalism is more like  religion and kinship. There is no logic...

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Tomichan Matheikal

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