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Multiculturalism, Group Rights, and Identity Politics

Multiculturalism, Group Rights, and Identity Politics

and Identity Politics NaliniRajan DESPITE the Hindu nationalist rhetoric, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's slogan of 'one nation, one culture, one people' has its roots in post-Renaissance European thought. English classical liberalism from John Locke to J S Mill took the culturally homogeneous nation-state for granted. Even the classical republicanism of Rousseau, as embodied in the practices of the French revolution, maintained that the national assembly expressed the general will of the people of a homogeneous nation-state.

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