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75 Years After Independence, a Changing ‘Idea of India'

Added 08-15-22 03:34:03pm EST - “India's liberal founders recede from view as its current leaders craft a new, less tolerant nation.” - Foreignpolicy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foreignpolicy.com: “75 Years After Independence, a Changing ‘Idea of India’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

India’s liberal founders recede from view as its current leaders craft a new, less tolerant nation.

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The evening before he was sworn in as newly independent India’s first prime minister 75 years ago on Aug. 15, Jawaharlal Nehru addressed the Indian nation. There was immense curiosity around the world. Nehru’s address, which quickly became known as his “tryst with destiny” speech, is remarkable for its eloquence and his awareness of the task that lay ahead for his nation. At the time, the subcontinent was still undergoing a bloody partition, during which millions of people would die and tens of millions of lives would be uprooted.

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