by Nandini Basistha
Constructed ideas of identity have been posing a threat to humanity in the pluralist notion of India. Shared concept of class, clan and culture get politicized by a small group of people, often driven by self-interest, and turmoil the democratic set up. Most of the time identity politics ends up with some patches on the minds and mentality of the commoners where the actual goal of the so-called identity-seekers catches veil of ignorance. How the demand to determine identity of a minority group threatens the broader concept of pluralism is the central theme of this paper. This paper also tries to underline the interwoven character of identity politics and pluralism in Centre – State relation of India. Starting with the theoretical genre, it will end with the practical hiccups and way-outs.
Basistha N. 2017. Pluralism and Identity Politics: A Look into the Indian Centre-State Scenario, Dera Natung Government College Research Journal, 2, 63-68.