The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

Question

What ambivalence or duality do you see in Indian nationalism?

Answer

It is simultaneously both an inclusive and democratic vision i.e. an acute contradiction. One side, the nationalism recognises diversity and plurality while about of exclusion and discrimination from the society on the other. In other words, exclusion and discrimination cannot be eradicated from social hierarchy if the nationalism observes an inclusive approach for diversity and plurality. An average citizen of India cannot understand so cryptic meaning or relationship of aspects of nationalism e.g. state is secular still it provides subsidies for Haj pilgrimage and pilgrimage of holy places in Himalayan peaks.

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