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A historian explains why India’s “national culture” is both Hindu and Muslim

Romila Thapar
A historian explains why India’s “national culture” is both Hindu and Muslim

If history is essential to nationalism as has been frequently said, so too is the claim to a national culture frequently curated from this history. The problem arises when selections have to be made as to what goes into the construction of a national culture. At the official level there is a continued use of…