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Com. Sitaram on the ‘Populist Nationalism: the Indian Context’

Populist Nationalism: the Indian Context

Sitaram Yechury
General Secretary
Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Both `nationalism’ and `populism’ are subject matters of multiple interpretations.  I do not propose here to go through the often contentious debates over the meaning of these terms, but would like to briefly discuss the rise of populist nationalism in the Indian context.  This, I believe, has implications that go beyond the borders of India.