The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

Question

How is India a state-nation instead of a nation-state?

Answer

(i) Her constitution incorporates the nation of state-nation with provision committing to multiple and complementary identities.

(ii) Here citizens can simultaneously maintain their ascriptive identity and allegiance to nation.

(iii) A number of programmes are conducted for abolition of cultural exclusion of diverse groups.

(iv) Indian federation has formed with 28 states and 7 UTs. Hence, it is a state-nation.

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