Author: Sukumar DuttPublisher: LP PublicationsYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 199ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175363223
Indian nationality is a topic of current politics, and has been casually discussed as such in several magazines, journals and hand-books on India. Bevan’s Indian Nationality, Besant’s India –A Nation, Pannikar’s Indian Nationalism do not rise above the topical quality. An attempt is made in Risley’s People of India to understand the problem in the light of history and political philosophy. A similar attempt, more systematic, is Gilchrist’s Indian Nationality. The last-mentioned work contains valuable suggestions, opinions and views which he has often had occasion to refer to in the following pages.All discussions about Indian nationality, as it appears to author, has proceeded hitherto on wrong lines. The conception of nationality itself is wrapped up in a confusion of ideas.
INTRODUCTIONPART I: BASIC FACTORS OF INDIAN LIFERace and NationalityRace in IndiaReligion, Culture and TraditionLanguage, Literature and ArtTHE PROBLEM OF NATIONALITYThe 'Unities' and the Psychological Viewpoint Historical and Psychological BackgroundPART II: THE MEANING OF INDIAN NATIONALITYRelation between State and Society and Political Life in Ancient IndiaPresent Relation between State and SocietyPART III: PRESENT TENDENCIES TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONALITYERRATA