Divided into four sections, this review paper on nation and nationalism gives a snippet view of the complex1 concept of nation and nationalism. The first section of the paper outlines the idea of nation and nationalism and the complexities involved in framing its scientific definition. The second section touches on the main schools of thought in the discipline, whereas the third section cursorily traces the development of the discourse of nation and nationalism from Rousseau to Benedict Anderson and Partha Chatterjee. The fourth section explores the critical validity of the concept. The paper does not intend to identify and address any knowledge gap; it discusses the theoretical development of the intricate concept of nation and nationalism.

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