But if directed towards positive love for nation, having a sense of attachment and devotion to the motherland, National identity forms the basis of Patriotism.
For a country to prosper, it is important that it maintains internal and external stability.
India has been a model example of unity in diversity.
It is a land where people practice almost all the religions in the world, speak variety of languages, celebrate a ton of festivals and follow multiple heritages and traditional practices.
Beliefs, values, assumptions and expectations are networked around the society and mould a person’s perspective towards himself and the world.
But the concept of patriotism has fluctuated down the timeline of our nation.
The foundation of this imagination is the deep-rooted camaraderie that the people share with each other.
No matter the size of the country, or the foul exploits and inequality that might prevail in the community, it is this imagination that binds them together.
Quoting Anderson to solidify the statement, As earlier mentioned, national identity is a social concept that man generated which includes self-categorisation and effects.
When a person categories himself as a part of a nation, he is affecting his emotions by inculcating the sense of belonging, identification and emotional attachment to the idea of nation.