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SHASHI THAROOR’S MAJOR NON-FICTION PROSE WORKS: A STUDY OF INDIA AS A NATION IN THE 21st CENTURY

AVIJIT DAS, DR. SHRIKRISHAN RAI.

Abstract
There is no better time to explore the ideas of nation and nationalism than the contemporary period, when we see the rise of right-wing nationalist parties all over the world. In his very famous work Awakening Bharatmata, Swapan Dasgupta argues that the rise of these right-wing nationalist parties all over the world is in a way an attempt to counter the impact of globalisation and preserve the traditional cultures. The idea of nation is basically a myth which needs to be established in the minds of the people. Until the people of a particular geographical territory subscribe to the view that they belong to the same nation, the idea of nationalism does not emerge. The existence of various sub-national movements within the various nation-states testifies the fact that certain groups of people do not feel this sense of belongingness. A nation does not emerge strong if all the citizens belonging to the different sections are not ready to invest certain emotions to the idea of nation. Keeping these issues in mind, the present paper aims at exploring the idea of India as a nation with special reference to the works of Shashi Tharoor. As a member of the Indian parliament and a former UN envoy with the working experience of over twenty nine years, Tharoor has a depth of understanding of the different facets of India as a nation. Since Tharoor had experienced India both from inside and outside, his views in the context of India as a nation are highly regarded. The present paper will be restricted to the study of the major non-fiction prose works of Tharoor.

Key words: nation, nationalism, right-wing parties, globalization, sub-national movements, belongingness


 
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AVIJIT DAS , DR. SHRIKRISHAN RAI. SHASHI THAROOR’S MAJOR NON-FICTION PROSE WORKS: A STUDY OF INDIA AS A NATION IN THE 21st CENTURY. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 1522-1530. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.185


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AVIJIT DAS , DR. SHRIKRISHAN RAI. SHASHI THAROOR’S MAJOR NON-FICTION PROSE WORKS: A STUDY OF INDIA AS A NATION IN THE 21st CENTURY. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=106451 [Access: September 15, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.185


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AVIJIT DAS , DR. SHRIKRISHAN RAI. SHASHI THAROOR’S MAJOR NON-FICTION PROSE WORKS: A STUDY OF INDIA AS A NATION IN THE 21st CENTURY. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 1522-1530. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.185



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AVIJIT DAS , DR. SHRIKRISHAN RAI. SHASHI THAROOR’S MAJOR NON-FICTION PROSE WORKS: A STUDY OF INDIA AS A NATION IN THE 21st CENTURY. JCR. (2020), [cited September 15, 2020]; 7(19): 1522-1530. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.185



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AVIJIT DAS , DR. SHRIKRISHAN RAI (2020) SHASHI THAROOR’S MAJOR NON-FICTION PROSE WORKS: A STUDY OF INDIA AS A NATION IN THE 21st CENTURY. JCR, 7 (19), 1522-1530. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.185



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AVIJIT DAS , DR. SHRIKRISHAN RAI. 2020. SHASHI THAROOR’S MAJOR NON-FICTION PROSE WORKS: A STUDY OF INDIA AS A NATION IN THE 21st CENTURY. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 1522-1530. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.185



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AVIJIT DAS , DR. SHRIKRISHAN RAI. "SHASHI THAROOR’S MAJOR NON-FICTION PROSE WORKS: A STUDY OF INDIA AS A NATION IN THE 21st CENTURY." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1522-1530. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.185



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AVIJIT DAS , DR. SHRIKRISHAN RAI. "SHASHI THAROOR’S MAJOR NON-FICTION PROSE WORKS: A STUDY OF INDIA AS A NATION IN THE 21st CENTURY." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 1522-1530. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.185



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AVIJIT DAS , DR. SHRIKRISHAN RAI (2020) SHASHI THAROOR’S MAJOR NON-FICTION PROSE WORKS: A STUDY OF INDIA AS A NATION IN THE 21st CENTURY. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 1522-1530. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.185