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Indian Journal of Federal Studies
(Vol.XIII, No.1, 2012)

ISSN No. 0976-8408

Federalism, Nationalism and Multicultural Secularism in India 

- Mahendra Prasad Singh 


India's federal successes and stability sociologically owes more to its multicultural and multinational matrix and politically to sonsociational and federal politics than to the staatsvolk. Beyond the 'mainstream' states of the north and south, where federalism has worked well, the troubled states of the 'peripheries' in the northwest, northeast, and the deep south that have in several instances gone to the extreme of secessionism and/or democratic 'mainstream'; venture to suggest that the rise of the 'peripheries' and their protests in some cases to the extent of insurgencies may in fact be seen as a struggle to make India a truely federal with multiplicities of regional centres culminating into a matrix or cybernetic model of federalism. 

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