India: from Colony to Power Pole

On January 26th, India celebrates Republic Day, the national holiday on the adoption of the Constitution, and the country's transition from a British dominion to a republican state in 1950.

Civilization of a Faux Country

Indian society has variety of nationalities and cultures, using Hinduism as the base of the common system of values. In fact, it unites dozens of nationalities on the basis of similar outlooks and religious beliefs. The Hindus respect its rraditions despite the long inclusion in the British Empire and aggressive Western cultural expansion in the second half of the XX century.

An Example of a Successful Fight for Independence

India can be regarded as a perfect example of the successful fight for independence from Western hegemony’s colonialism. Unlike most of the countries that were part of the British Commonwealth, India managed to achieve real, rather than illusionary, sovereignty and became a nuclear power and one of the poles of a new multipolar world. If we analyze the processes taking place in other British colonies, we can say that the Indian experience is quite unique. For half a century, the government managed to go from being a backward agrarian country to being totally independent of foreign players and one of the most important actors on the world stage.

Conservative Turn

Narendra Modi, elected as Prime Minister, solidified the policy of the strengthening of sovereignty. Nationalism, the adherence to traditional values and the multipolar world aspiration are the special attributes of this leader. In fact, Modi is the representative of a new type of world leader, which combines modern approaches to nationalism and standing up for the traditional values of his people.