The defining characteristic of Indian civilisation is dharma and its manifestation in political realm is Anekantavada meaning pluralism. Both have become suppressed in post colonial India as Indian leaders chose to implement European secularism as the preferred political ideology. Secularism has not proven to be a success. There are mounting communal conflicts and regional tensions. Perhaps India needs to re-explore its traditional Indian political approach and institutionalise it with relevant amendments in the constitution to make India a country at peace with itself, proud of its past and true to its essence that gives it its uniqueness.