By Gyanendra Pandey

In colonialist writing, "communalism" is an idea that stands for the puerile and the primitive--for all that colonialism itself, in its personal reckoning, used to be no longer. it truly is for this reason paradoxical that using this idea has been propagated, greater than somebody else, through nationalists and rivals of colonialism. during this substantially new research of the matter of communalism in India, the writer for this reason has as a lot to assert approximately nationalism as approximately colonialism. He argues that either those ideas are items of the Age of Colonialism, of cause, and of Capital. His research of communalism is a part of a bigger workout aimed toward figuring out the development of Indian society and politics as an entire in recent years.

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