Imperialism Of India

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Contemporary comparative erudition on the topic of nationalism proposes another reason for India’s democratic survival. Under the independence movement, with the governance of Gandhi, Nehru and the Congress party turned what formerly had been a cultural unit into a nation with a cultural political unit. This transformation perpetuated Indian democracy: “There has to be a political unit before there can be a democracy” The strategic communications between British authorities and national movement leaders also laid the fundamentals of democracy. No historical explanation can be comprehensive unless it takes the “agency” of India’s freedom movement into justification – with the attainment of India’s autonomy. (Varshney 1998: 38)

After 1920, India’s
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Although many agree that British rule expedited Indian democracy by postulating an efficient structure, the conception that democracy is a British legacy is disputed. As seen with Pakistan, of a comparable background to India, the nation has been under imbedded or unambiguous military rule during its independence period. India’s national movement made the British uncertain about the legitimacy of their rule by enquiring superiority in their own political institutions. As a democracy exasperating to control an empire, Britain found that its liberalism was progressively pending into divergence with its…show more content…
To further our knowledge, democratization theories need to be verified by India’s experience which diverges from projected prototypes. India, as an outlier portrays the potencies and implications of these theories. Distinctly, India should be the preliminary base for articulating and analyzing a democratic theory in a developing country, due to the country’s size and of course its permanence of its democratic establishments. For the developing world, this is of prodigious substance. India establishes the possibility to commence the concurrent progress of the economy, state and society. Modernization theory isn’t necessarily disproven, but it does needs to be reassessed based on the Indian model. As the world continually evolves, theories and political concepts gradually become outdated, thus not being applicable nor appropriate to label particular states. This in turn jeopardizes a nation’s capability to progress, since they do not adhere to the predominant models we accept, therefore they cannot apply the strategies appropriate for their own advancement. India, defying the norms, provides us with the leeway to adapt current models and produce new ones, enveloping the conception of democratization for years to
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