Why India is a Nation | Sankrant Sanu | Facts About India | Bharat

Last updated on Nov 12, 2018

Posted on Nov 12, 2018

Early European colonialists negated India’s legitimacy as a nation, claiming India did not exist as a unified geo-political entity during ancient times.

Sankrant Sanu turns the lens on the Western countries to examine their political history, existence and geographical boundaries a thousand years ago and questions the validity of European constructs like concepts of country, nation, nationalism and sovereign state, imposed on the whole world as the universal norm. These concepts are not universal but parochial, born out of narrow, fundamentalist and rigid creeds.

Indian nationalism is still stuck in European paradigms. To insist that a nation, a history or a tradition gains legitimacy only if it has textual validation is to trivialize them. In reality, the Indian nation is lush with organic cultural diversity, rich with living traditions, flowing with an unbroken continuity since ancient times, unified by the invisible thread of Dharma. It is time Indians broke free of limiting dogmas and recognized their civilizational reality.

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