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'Community' and 'Nation'

In the context of the mounting evidence of calculated mass brutality against religious minorities it is tempting to hold on to a comforting picture of India as a political community that despite its internal cleavages 'pulls together' because of the innate goodness of its individual citizens. But is this the best that the left-liberal opposition to the Hindu right can do? Are we now reduced to celebrating every isolated story of individual courage - as seen in 'Mr and Mrs Iyer' - in our desperate search for assurances?
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