GATE | GATE-CS-2017 (Set 1) | Question 7

"The hold of the nationalist imagination on our colonial past is such that 
anything inadequately or improperly natinalist is just not history"

Which of the following statements best reflects the author’s opinion?
(A) Nationalists are highly imaginative
(B) History is viewed through the filter of nationalism
(C) Our colonial past never happened
(D) Nationalism has to be both adequately and properly imagined

Answer: (B)

Explanation: The author is trying to say that everything related to colonial past has a hold of nationalism in people’s imagination. It is not necessary that anything which is represented inadequately is the history. History and nationalism has a strong connection, but sometimes history is viewed with nationalism in mind. This is the author’s opinion.

This explanation has been provided by Sonal Kukreja.

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