Regionalism in India and its repercussions

By Sneha Shanti|Updated : January 8th, 2019

Dear gradians,

Regionalism is deeply entrenched into the diversity of the subcontinent. It is propelled by the regional concentration of identity markers and is fueled by a sense of deprivation. It is a manifestation of those failed aspirations which have not been able to find expression in the political and cultural framework of the country. Amidst this humongous diversity, it is but natural that feelings for a particular region, a party, an institution which is meant for giving a voice for people’s local aspiration. With the passage of time, these local aspirations and their multifaceted nature, regionalism have gained strength.

Since this feeling is fuelled by a sense of deprivation, the feelings of frustration and anger are the net result. Prejudices in this context become important, as it has a lasting impression on a person’s mind. Regionalism, thus, has roots in the minds of the people and is more of a psychic phenomenon. The colonial division of the Indian state into British India and princely states of varying religion, tribes, religion and language fuelled nothing but complexities. Today, after seven decades of independence, regions in India contain several sub-regions marked by varying identity markers which culminates into acute loyalty for that particular region and manifests into various forms. We bring to you this week's topic on Regionalism in India and look into its aspects as to how has it affected the Indian state. 

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Manoj Pal

Manoj PalJan 8, 2019

thanks mam

thanks mam
Yaduvanshi Kshatriya
Thanks v much dear Sneha DeeDee
Rahul Kumar
Thanks  di
Rajesh Singh
Still I would like to say it's not regionally limited, it's beyond the territory also. And in certain cases limited to states boundary.

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