Why Rishi Sunak is of ‘South Asian’ rather than ‘Indian’ origin

5 November 2022: Accepting the term South Asia when speaking of UK prime minister Rishi Sunak’s origins would imply acceding to a need for regionalism, fashioning some form of accommodation between various countries, to chart a course to a cooperative future.

At the start, an amount of humility would be required to accept that Indian history is shared and that nation-state India is not the be-all and end-all. 

Read more at: The idea of South Asia: Indian exceptionalism and the debate over Rishi Sunak’s origins – by Kanak Mani Dixit in Scroll.in, 5 November 2022

Lead photo: Scroll / Reuters

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