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By Subrata K. Mitra (auth.), Subrata K. Mitra (eds.)

The e-book addresses the very topical topic of citizen making. through delving right into a variety of assets - between them survey questions, ancient records, political idea, architectural layout, and public coverage - the publication presents a distinct research of whilst and why citizenship has taken root in India. each one bankruptcy highlights the consistent innovation of citizenship that has happened in India's criminal, political, social, monetary and aesthetic preparations in addition to offering the foundation for comparative research throughout South Asian situations and the eu Union.

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17 cultural flow, there are references to local stylistic and religious aspects in the architecture of European builders in Asia. Hegewald’s chapter recaptures the issue of uniqueness versus generality of citizenship that has surfaced in several essays in the volume. Are the Indian examples unique or do they reflect more general global approaches and phenomena prevalent at the time of their conception? The chapter suggests that a number of contemporary illustrations from South Africa, Australia, China, Bangladesh, Brazil and Pakistan outline similarities as well as differences.

However, since it is argued here that citizenship is essentially about policies and policy-making the chapter makes the added contention that vision and strategy together determine the staying power of a particular policy preference. A mix of value and instrumental rationality,2 emerging from the social imaginaire and asymmetries generated by cultural flow congeals to produce a particular policy. As a result, rather than conceive of citizenship in terms of being struggle-driven, or a top-down/bottom-up, or an active versus passive development, a transcultual perspective involves an analysis that takes asymmetry to be at the root of change, transformation, innovation, and conflict.

Nehru 1981: 41) Another common attack against religion was that it was partly to blame for India’s weaknesses and a reason why the region had succumbed to imperial rule. With independence the country was to wipe the slate clean and start anew by embracing modernity. The radicalism of the early Jawaharlal Nehru shows through particularly in speeches aimed at rousing the young. For example, in his presidential address to the Bombay Presidency Youth Conference in 1928, Nehru proclaimed: We must aim, therefore, at the destruction of all imperialism and the reconstruction of society on another basis.

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