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There is a great deal of controversy over whether Indians have the necessary sense of identity to qualify as a [[nation]], particularly considering the great religious, ethnic, and linguistic divides within the modern Indian [[state]].  However, by being a functioning democracy since independence (with only short-lived eras of dictatorship under Indira Gandhi), it is definitely a functional [[state]].
 
There is a great deal of controversy over whether Indians have the necessary sense of identity to qualify as a [[nation]], particularly considering the great religious, ethnic, and linguistic divides within the modern Indian [[state]].  However, by being a functioning democracy since independence (with only short-lived eras of dictatorship under Indira Gandhi), it is definitely a functional [[state]].
  
India also serves as an example that shows that Eastern polytheistic religions are not as immune to fundamentalism and violence as many in the West like to believe. The constitution of India guarantees religious freedom for all. However religious extremism is an important factor among parts of the country's population, as seen in the success of the Hindu fundamentalist (commonly known as Hindu nationalist) BJP party, the second largest [[political party]] in the country. The BJP have incited a great deal of hatred and violence against [[Islam|Muslims]] and [[Christian]]s living in India. The largest political party in India is the secular Indian National Congress (INC). The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is an influential national party which opposes Hindu fundamentalism and globalization, and led a coalition which provides the crucial support necessary for the current Congress government to be in power.
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India also serves as an example that shows that Eastern polytheistic religions are not as immune to fundamentalism and violence as many in the West like to believe. The constitution of India guarantees religious freedom for all. However religious extremism is an important factor among parts of the country's population, as seen in the success of the Hindu nationalist BJP party, the second largest [[political party]] in the country. The BJP have incited a great deal of hatred and violence against [[Islam|Muslims]] and [[Christian]]s living in India. The largest political party in India is the secular Indian National Congress (INC). The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is an influential national party which opposes Hindu fundamentalism and globalization, and led a coalition which provides the crucial support necessary for the current Congress government to be in power.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 22:38, 20 November 2008

India is a very large, very, very, very populated developing country (approximately one billion (109) examples of Homo sapiens). It is very proud of its spiritual heritage, having given the world both Hinduism and Buddhism. It is also a very fractious country.

There is a great deal of controversy over whether Indians have the necessary sense of identity to qualify as a nation, particularly considering the great religious, ethnic, and linguistic divides within the modern Indian state. However, by being a functioning democracy since independence (with only short-lived eras of dictatorship under Indira Gandhi), it is definitely a functional state.

India also serves as an example that shows that Eastern polytheistic religions are not as immune to fundamentalism and violence as many in the West like to believe. The constitution of India guarantees religious freedom for all. However religious extremism is an important factor among parts of the country's population, as seen in the success of the Hindu nationalist BJP party, the second largest political party in the country. The BJP have incited a great deal of hatred and violence against Muslims and Christians living in India. The largest political party in India is the secular Indian National Congress (INC). The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is an influential national party which opposes Hindu fundamentalism and globalization, and led a coalition which provides the crucial support necessary for the current Congress government to be in power.

See also