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Watch: ‘The Nation as Mother And Other Visions of Nationhood’

Sugata Bose, professor of Oceanic History and Affairs at Harvard University, author and TMC MP discusses with The Wire his latest book The Nation as Mother and Other Visions of Nationhood.

Drawing attention to the complexities that define the idea of nation and nationalism, Prof. Bose talks about how nationalism can be both liberating and oppressive as an idea. He provides incisive insights into the political legacies of Gandhi, Tagore and Aurobindo and argues against the imposition of homogenous cultural nationalism.