Demotic political ideas in India
Talking of India as the largest democracy in the world means to evaluate the level at which Western-born values and political ideas are absorbed. However, analysing values such as rights, identity and secularism under the Euro-American prism could lead to significant misunderstandings. The EU-funded POLIVERNACULARS project intends to conduct pioneering research on India's demotic political ideas. It will examine under an ethnographic and historical lens the vernacular languages used in political life. The project is inspired by the Begriffsgeschichte project in Germany and will create the scheme for vernacular lexicography of India's political life. It will also create an online Concept Laboratory for Indian political languages aiming to advance a real political theory based on worldwide political realities.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
WC2R 2LS London
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