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BOOK REVIEW : भारत में राष्ट्रवाद के विम्ब (REFLECTION OF NATIONALISM IN INDIA), Prof Shri Prakash Mani Tripathi and Dr Sachidanand Mishra,

Vikas Kumar


  1. Research Scholar, Department of Political Science and Human Rights, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak M.P. INDIA


The book ‘Reflection of Nationalism in India’ presents the development and analysis of nationalism and national consciousness in India. In the development of this nationalist consciousness, authors have considered Indian culture as the main factor in connecting each other. Because representation was increasing due to political consciousness in the colonial rule, whereas for self-rule and self-government, the cooperation of the entire public was needed and the main factor that tied the entire public in the thread of unity was Indian culture. Because religious enmity, social evils, and the feeling of high-low was at its height. People used to behave inhumanly with each other, which directly benefited the government. In such a situation, cultural consciousness developed a sequence of cultural, social, and political unity despite many diversities, in which national consciousness developed against the British Empire by separating from caste, religion, community, and ideology to protect human values and our culture. The general public, the middle class, and the educated class united and started demanding self-government. Colonialism, which depended on the ‘divide and rule’ policy, brought cultural and national consciousness among the people against it. On the one hand, political and social groups were being formed due to mutual differences, and on the other hand, all the same, groups bypassing the mutual differences, Bengal partition (1905), Garam Dal-Naram Dal (Congress session of Lucknow conference from 1916) and Gandhi's movements in the people. The feeling of brotherhood and harmony was developing. This is the reason that the singularity of Indian diversity became the bearer of social coordination. When the hindrances of patriotism began to erupt, then Indians, abandoning personal selfishness and thinking, started discussing the foundation stone of national love and nation-building, not only discussing but developing its universal form and converting it into practical encouragement. Are. For social innovation, cultural upliftment, political autonomy, economic dependence, and freedom from colonialism, the consciousness of nationalism developed in eco-India through the Indian public, in which all classes, communities, and groups agitated for independence against colonial rule. Although their ideologies, actions, and programs were different, the objective was the same. The book 'Images of Nationalism in India' gives an overview of all these concepts. In this book, authors have compiled the new dimensions of nationalism and presented the coordination of cultural and political nationalism in a total of eleven chapters. Each of its chapters is related and adjusted to each other.

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