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Composite Culture in a Multicultural Society by Sucheta Mahajan, Bipan Chandra

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Introduction

Sucheta Mahajan

Problematizing Multiculturalism*

Today nearly all societies are multicultural—they consist of people of distinct diverse cultures, holding differing views regarding family, companionship, the ‘good life’ and values by which to live and die. More and more countries are becoming culturally diverse, largely as a result of globalization, technological changes, migration, etc. To the existing list of long-time multicultural countries such as India, the Unites States, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Belgium, Algeria, China, the Caribbean Islands, Mauritius, Malaysia, Fiji, Singapore, and Lebanon, are being added Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Holland, Norway, Australia, Pakistan and several ...

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