‘Clenched-teeth nationalism has no future’

The sociologist Ashis Nandy, author of The Tao of Cricket (Penguin), in conversation with Rajiv Mehrotra on Doordarshan News:

“The Indian Premier League will shift the focus from “nation” to “city”. We have become an extremely nationalistic country. In fact, a recent survey of 44 countries put us at the very top of the table in terms of nationalism…. ‘Clenched-teeth’ nationalism has no future.”