When the discussion is on theories of Nationalism three theorists should be mentioned amongst the many that have contributed to the field. These three are – Ernst Gellner, Antony Smith, and Benedict Anderson. Though their theories are detailed and complex, here it would suffice to lay bare their core ideas and their implications for theoretical formulations of Indian Nationalism….
….The second is an anti-colonial Indian perspective. We must first reclaim our rights over our History, Identity, and Civilisation. India’s Hindu roots are the roots of all her people, Muslim or Christian or Hindu. Once our roots are discovered we will also discover our Nationhood.
- Indian Nationalism