[tied] Re: Scientific Nationalism?

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 8996
Date: 2001-09-03

--- In cybalist@..., "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...> wrote:Modern
nationalism has no place in the proper study of> prehistory when
nations and nationalism did not exist.

Good point.

What was the concept of a 'nation' indicated by the following lexeme
used in the R.gveda, which may be a document relatable to pre-history?

ra_s.t.ra = a kingdom, realm , empire , dominion , district ,
country; a people , nation , subjects (Skt.lex.)

There is also a term, 'bha_ratam janam'; can this denote an incipient
idea of a 'nation'? Or is it, as Marx called it a primitive communist