History and National Security

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55763/ippr.2022.03.02.002

Abstract

This paper examines the links between the history we choose to tell ourselves and its implications for national security in India. It discusses history in the Indian tradition, the history that is current in India, some common current historical tropes, and why it matters. In the process it seeks to draw some real lessons of India’s history for our national security.

Keywords:

History, Nationalism, National Security, India, Victimhood

Author Bio

Shivshankar Menon, Centre for Social and Economic Progress

Shivshankar Menon is a Distinguished Fellow at CSEP and a Visiting Professor at Ashoka University. 

Published

2022-03-18