Nationalism, Language, and Identity in India: Measures of Community

1st Edition

A P Ashwin Kumar

Routledge India
Published August 23, 2019
Reference - 154 Pages
ISBN 9781138615748 - CAT# K389630


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This book examines linguistic nationalism in India. It focuses on the emergence of language as a marker of identity by analysing themes such as Linguistic Reorganization of States, nationalism, philology, and linguistic identity. Formulating a novel conception of doxastic nature of community experience, the author presents a theory about nationalism as a cultural phenomenon by studying the constraints of western theological apparatuses that limit our understanding of it. The book looks at how an ecclesiastical notion of community is at the heart of the debate around linguistic and national identity – something that is redefining politics the world over.

This volume will be useful for scholars and researchers of political studies, political sociology, sociology, historical linguistics and cultural studies.

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