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What Defines National Interest for India and Pakistan: Economy, Politics or Religion?


  • Mamoon, Dawood


Recent political history of India suggests that religion has become a dominant force in country’s politics. Here lies the irony the world has put a deaf year to by still accepting India as being secular democracy instead of a country dominated by Hindu identity. This Hindu identity defines India’s security agenda as well as its relationship with the world. Country like US is comfortable with India under every President irrespective of being a Republican or a Democrat.

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  • Mamoon, Dawood, 2018. "What Defines National Interest for India and Pakistan: Economy, Politics or Religion?," MPRA Paper 87149, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:87149

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    South Asia; Politics; Religion;

    JEL classification:

    • P1 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism
    • P52 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems - - - Comparative Studies of Particular Economies
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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