"An independent nation cannot progress if it relies upon the Western concepts like individualism, democracy, socialism, communism, capitalism etc."Discuss in the light of Integral Humanism as ascribed to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

Hint:
Integral Humanism an indigenous economic model that puts human being at center of development. Deen Dayal Upadhhyaha envisaged concept of Dharma Rajya for Indian state which is duty oriented unlike other concepts which are right-oriented. Dharma Rajya does not recognize any individual or body as sovereign, but imposes certain obligations and regulations to individuals and legislature. He envisaged adopting western sciences, but to keep away from western way of life and values. He opposed political opportunism with the sole purpose to gain power without any principles.

Question for UPSC Mains:
“An independent nation cannot progress if it relies upon the Western concepts like individualism, democracy, socialism, communism, capitalism etc.” Discuss in the light of Integral Humanism as ascribed to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

Published: February 4, 2016 | Modified:June 27, 2019

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