ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Reinvention of Communal Identities and Implications for Democracy

This paper places communal identities in the context of representative politics in India's plural democracy. It seeks to understand how social groups become politicised entities and what the implications are for democracy. It also attempts to move beyond the conception of community-based identity to encompass the multiplicity of identities that emerged in the past few decades and began to alter political agendas.

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