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Gandhi and Ambedkar

Gandhi and Ambedkar Suhas Palshikar IN response to my piece 'GandhiAmbedkar Interface; Where Shall the Twain Meet?', (EPW, August 3, 1996, pp 2070-72). Anupama Rao ('Arguing against Inclusion', EPW, February 22, 1997, pp 427-28) has found fault with my argument mainly on two grounds. Firstly, she accuses me of "historical amnesia regarding the various challenges to a homogeneous national identity..." (p428) and secondly, she complains that my piece is based on an abstract notion of emancipation (p 427) and as such does not ask concrete questions for the present (p 428). I am grateful to her for bringing to the fore complexities involved in both the question of nationalist identity and the emancipatory project.

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