[Page 2][Page 3]The nationalist movement in India was not only a long drawn battle against the British colonialism to win freedom but also contributed to socio-political ideas which laid the foundation of the nation-in-the-making. The nationalist ideas evolved out of an intimate interaction with the colonial power. In different phases of India's freedom struggle, different ideas emerged that became critical in the articulation of the nationalist responses. The variety in the nationalist thinking is attributed to the fact that the participants in the freedom struggle crafted their role in accordance with their specific social locations. Although the underlying thread was anti-colonialism, thinkers differ from one another while addressing the nationalist issues, presumably because of the obvious socio-economic differences among themselves. ...
Revisiting the Texts
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