ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Challenges of Nationhood and Democracy

Dreaming in English

With the resurgence of nationalism in this age of aggressive globalisation, the call to &ldquodream in English&rdquo is often a demand for conformity with what are declared to be national mainstreams. The demand for unilingualism and conformity is complicated by the idea of &ldquodreaming in English&rdquo as articulated by colonised and subordinated groups in other contexts. What should give us pause, however, is any easy equation of the English language, or Western democracy, with fixed notions of science, rationality, progress and modernity. How might we think through these conundrums and challenges?



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