The anti-partition Swadesi and Boycott movement spread the ideas of nationalism became a political movement and went beyond the elite circles to the students and masses.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati(1824-83) and Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) acknowledged the ideas and values from the West even being of their image as orthodox revivalists, who believed contemporary Hinduism has moved away from Vedas and Gita wisdom.
The intellectuals disillusioned by the colonial rule came together and formed several political associations to appeal British parliament for protecting their personal and general interests
Rabindranath Tagore portrayed India as a civilization of assimilation, cultural unity and not only territorial unit.
British divided Ireland, India, and Palestine before handing over power to nationalist leaders.
Indian nationalism represented two major ideas: anti-imperialism and national unity.
Nation, Nation-State and Nationalism The nationalism, is a modern phenomenon which evolved in eighteenth-century Europe and, in the wake of European hegemony over the globe, spread to all parts of the world. Nation is one such human community which is very unique, where as Nation-State is one such State...