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Nationalism and its instant discontents

ON NATIONALISM Romila Thapar, A G Noorani and Sadanand Menon Aleph 162 pages; Rs 399 The authors of the three essays that constitute this book do not make any bones about why they came together at this juncture. They think the notion of nationalism has been contorted under the National Democratic Alliance to serve a political purpose with which they strongly disagree and they argue that this contortion has put society on a perilous path. This is putting it politely. Romila Thapar, A G Noorani and Sadanand Menon are the three writers. Their essays dwell on the concepts of ...