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Question 154

Contemporary Indian Philosophy
Notion Subjectivity and Freedom

Appeared in Year: 2021



Read the passage carefully and answer the questions

“There is a subtler domination exercised in the sphere of ideas by one culture on another, a domination all the more serious in the consequence, because it is not ordinarily felting slavery begins when one ceases to feel the evil and it deepens when the evil is accepted as a good. Cultural subduction is ordinarily of an unconscious character and it implies slavery from the very start. When I speak of cultural subjection, I do not mean the assimilation of an alien culture. That assimilation need not be an evil, it may be positively necessary for the heathy progress and in any case, it does not mean a lapse of freedom. There is cultural subjection only when one՚s traditional cast of ideas and sentiments is superseded without comparison or competition by a new cast representing an alien culture which possesses one like a ghost.”

In the light of the passage above by K. C Bhattacharya, Swaraj In Ideas, p. 13, cultural subjection amount to


Choice (4)Response


An uncritical discarding of one՚s tradition


An uncritical assimilation of foreign culture


An inability to accurately distinguish the good from the evil


All c., a. and b. are correct

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