IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(5): 382-386 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.383

Interpreting History of the Rise of Nationalism in India

Kamaluddin Ahmed
Abstract—The history of the rise of nationalism in India inspired by instances of European history is a post Revolt phenomenon. In the background of it was the influence of colonial rule and capitalist economy which developed communitarian differences between Hindu and Muslims constituents of Indian populations and Hindus endevour to developed religion based aggressive nationalism while Muslims were sided to a defensive position. The British capitalist economy developed a class of Hindu bourgeois who wanted to promote themselves to the position of national bourgeoise. The colonial rulers changed their policy of ‘Divide and Rule’ and began to favour Muslims instead of Hindus what they did earlier. In this backdrop the Indian National Congress was founded to integrate all regional emotions to a national ideology. But it remain dominated by the Hindu and Hindu outlook. So many vexed questions arose and remain unsolved even in the 21st century.

Index Terms—Bourgeois, capitalist economy, communitarian, nationalism.

K. Ahmed is with the Frontier College, Karimganj, Assam, India (e-mail: drkamal.history@gmail.com).

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Cite: Kamaluddin Ahmed, " Interpreting History of the Rise of Nationalism in India," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 382-386, 2014.

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