Nation-States vs. State-Nations
Blog :Figuring Things Out
Date: 5/25/2012 5:00:00 PM
India has always defied conventional definitions of a Nation-State.
Accoording to Max Weber (Politics as a Vocation), a State is a "a sovereign entity (that rules itself), within a defined/specific territory (in defined borders), that holds a monopoly of the legitimate use of violence in the enforcement of its order". Since it meets all the three criteria it qualifies to be called a "State"