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

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The Indian National Question-A Conceptual Frame

Many marxists maintain (after Stalin) that since Indians possess neither a commonality of language, nor of economic life and menial make-up, the concept of a developing Indian nation is difficult to accept. But the ingredients of a nation or a nationality cannot be so precisely and mechanically listed. A territorial community of culture andlor of nation could evolve in appropriate historical circumstances on the basis of any of a wide range of common identity marks, not all (as for instance, script) being mentioned by Stalin.

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