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Kranti Saran: Sanitising 'Indian culture'

Something needs cleansing, though not Indian culture, because there is no such thing

Kranti Saran

Does Indian culture need sanitising? In addition to introducing a cleaning culture the government promises to cleanse culture, an aspiration that lends itself to violence in its execution, the homogenisation of cultural institutions, and is a confused aspiration to boot. I'll just focus on its confusions. Something needs cleansing, though not Indian culture, because there is no such thing. That's right, there is no such thing as Indian culture. How can that be? There are Indian cultures, a vast mosaic of them each of which bears a family resemblance to some other Indian cultures ...