‘Vasudhaiva kutumbakam’ for the 21st century4 min read . Updated: 22 May 2017, 04:37 AM IST
'Vasudhaiva kutumbakam' is a dysfunctional construct, with different power centres vying to secure their interests even at the risk of trampling over common values
From Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi, India’s leaders have often evoked the phrase vasudhaiva kutumbakam (the world is one family), taken from the Maha Upanishad, to elucidate the country’s global outlook. While the term has become a mantra of India’s diplomatic lexicon, it has remained ambiguous and rarely elaborated.
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