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India and Ideology

Why Western Thinkers Struggle With the Subcontinent

Author: Pankaj Mishra
November/December 2013
Foreign Affairs


According to Perry Anderson's new book, The Indian Ideology, India's democracy -- routinely celebrated as the world's largest -- is actually a sham. It is fatally compromised by its origins in an anticolonial struggle led by the "monolithically Hindu" Congress party, which Anderson holds largely responsible for the bloodiness of the partition of the British-ruled subcontinent in 1947.

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