Why Is “Nationalism” A Dirty Word?

In India, the use of the term "nationalist" to identify someone or "nationalism" to describe an idea seldom occurs in a positive, or even neutral, light.

Somewhere within the Indian psyche, especially of those in the English-language media, it's seen almost as a dirty word.

There's a reason for it, and Swarajya senior editor Arush Tandon unpacks it for us.


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