Author: Sukumar Dutt
Publisher: LP Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175363223
Indian nationality is a topic of current politics, and has been casually discussed as such in several magazines, journals and hand-books on India. Bevan’s Indian Nationality, Besant’s India –A Nation, Pannikar’s Indian Nationalism do not rise above the topical quality. An attempt is made in Risley’s People of India to understand the problem in the light of history and political philosophy.
A similar attempt, more systematic, is Gilchrist’s Indian Nationality. The last-mentioned work contains valuable suggestions, opinions and views which he has often had occasion to refer to in the following pages.
All discussions about Indian nationality, as it appears to author, has proceeded hitherto on wrong lines. The conception of nationality itself is wrapped up in a confusion of ideas.
PART I: BASIC FACTORS OF INDIAN LIFE
Race and Nationality
Race in India
Religion, Culture and Tradition
Language, Literature and Art
THE PROBLEM OF NATIONALITY
The 'Unities' and the Psychological Viewpoint
Historical and Psychological Background
PART II: THE MEANING OF INDIAN NATIONALITY
Relation between State and Society and Political Life in Ancient India
Present Relation between State and Society
PART III: PRESENT TENDENCIES TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONALITY