What is the motivation behind a soldier who jeopardizes life for protecting one’s nation? Is it just one’s duty or something else as well? Why do we leave everything behind and get glued to the television when PV Sindhu plays badminton in the Olympics? Why do we feel elated when we read the news regarding Kalpana Chawla or Major Dhyanchand? Well, you guessed it right. It is the feeling of “Nationalism.” When it comes to the national interest, we put our interests in the back burner for the sake of the nation. This is nationalism.
Nationalism can be defined as a concept that involves an extremely strong attachment towards one’s nation. It is the phenomenon where we together celebrate the achievements and become equal partners in pride as well as in humiliation.