How India's middle-class came to be so patriotic
Manu Joseph 5 min read 15 Aug 2022, 09:53 PM IST
SummaryThe refined, too, have become patriotic today. They were the last to join. Some days, they even overcompensate by claiming some offence at something or claiming great joy at some feat.
As a boy growing up in India, I did not know any dead Indian who was not a patriot, or a living Indian who was one. It was as though patriotism was something that happened only to men who were long gone, like sepia.