Chapter 1

1. This essay is based on the inaugural lecture delivered by the author at the international seminar on ‘Composite Culture in a Multicultural Society’, organized by National Book Trust, India at New Delhi, 28–29 January 2006.

2. See J.S. Furnivall, Colonial Policy and Practice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1948).

3. For a fuller discussion, see my Rethinking Multiculturalism, second edition (London: Macmillan, 2006), pp. 219ff

4. Amartya Sen, Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (London: Allen Lane, 2006). He rightly stresses the importance of multiple identities and of checking the excesses of one of them by strengthening the others.

5. For an interesting discussion of this, see Paul Gilroy, After Empire: Melancholia ...

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