The State of Patriotism in the Contemporary Context of Indian Democracy: An Analytical Study
“Loyalty To The Country Always. Loyalty To The Government When It Deserves”. —Mark Twain
Patriotism is a notional concept which is frequently attempted to be defined in a subdued arena of present democracy. It is imperative to respond to the enigma that “Can Patriotism be engrained into people through the mechanism of force-feeding? or Is Patriotism the last refuge of a scoundrel? Patriotism is an abstract feeling which is sought to be defined in a constricted manner. A very important question which requires discourse is whether Patriotism has to be expressed at all?