ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Revisiting Nehruvian Idealism in the Context of Contemporary Imperialism

A critical understanding of Nehruvian idealism is needed especially when there is a tendency to hold Nehru responsible for nearly everything that was wrong with India before liberalisation and globalisation. This paper evaluates Nehru's vision on Asian cooperation and argues that this was neither an armchair nor an utopian vision but historically grounded in concrete political struggle and personal experience. Revisiting his idealism offers the possibility of fashioning a stronger and real ground for shaping another resurgence.

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