ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Community and Identities

The notion of community is being invoked not only by social scientists engaged in understanding Indian social and political processes, but also by parties on the right and the left in their mobilisation and in the official discourses on development law and common civil code. But in most of these discourses, the internal structure of the supposed communities invariably gets elided in favour of a notion of moral bonds and cultural authenticity.

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