Pragati on Liberal Nationalism

The May 2008 issue of Pragati is out. The focus this time is on liberal nationalism. I have an article claiming that liberals tend to ignore the need for nationalism and a need for a cultural shift before India can accept liberalism. Gautam Bastian writes of the conflict between liberal and nationalist ideals, and Raj Cherubal believes that a secular-right victory can occur through tactical alliances with the secular left. I disagree with the last view, and my view is somewhat at variance with Gautam’s so it was an interesting experience to edit the articles without injecting my own views.

The other articles are excellent too. I particularly recommend the interview with K Subrahmanyam.