Lessons from Tribes

7 05 2008

By Nandita Mary Thomas

While writing an essay on nationalism for our Cultural Studies class, I was disturbed by the fact that I could only write about the civil unrest that is so widespread in our society. This made me pose a question: Do problems like communal riots, ethnic violence and racism, which are omnipresent, need to be dealt with at different levels? Do they all come from a common or central route because, essentially, they’re problems created by people and for people?

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