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Self-reliant India: self of a nation or a national self?

Sundar Sarukkai ()

Journal of Social and Economic Development, 2021, vol. 23, issue 2, No 10, 357-365

Abstract: Abstract The pandemic has led to a renewed reflection on what it means to be self-reliant in terms of our everyday practices. Nations too follow this logic in their own claims of self-reliance. This paper discusses the implications in these claims of self-reliance in the context of the nation by positioning this claim within the tension between two different formulations of the self: self of the nation as against the idea of national self.

Keywords: Self; Social; Individual; We-self; Nation; Swaraj (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/s40847-020-00115-z

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