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The East-West Tango

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Sandip Roy
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Queen Elizabeth's likeness on a British coin

Watching The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II has been a surreal lesson in post colonial history.

It’s fashionable to decry any interest in the death of Queen Elizabeth as colonial nostalgia that India needs to shrug off. But it’s actually a moment instead to examine at how India has looked at the West, both as a problem and as a solution.