Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests.
5) The strain of exclusionary nationalism has permeated South Asian cultures. Discuss in the context of Rohingya issue of Myanmar.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is about discussing the exclusionary nationalism that is being exhibited by the south Asian societies of today. The article talks in detail about manifestation of exclusionary nationalism and in special context of Rohingyas.
Key demand of the question:
The question expects us to evaluate the concept of exclusionary nationalism permeating our societies.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with brief introductory lines highlighting what you understand by exclusionary nationalism.
- Define what is exclusionary nationalism, whether its good or bad?
- Quote examples – The exclusionary nationalism has permeated China where Han nationalism have virtually turned Tibetan Buddhists and Uighur Muslims into extra-systemic others or enemies, ethnic cleaning of Tamils in Sri Lanka and the expulsion of the Rohingya from Myanmar. As well in India, the frequent use of the term ‘anti-national’ for those critical of the current dispensation smells of the same fatal disease.
- What are the causes of such a manifestation?
- Discuss what needs to be done.
Conclude with way forward.