THE INTIMATE. ENEMY. Loss and Recovery of Self under Colonialism. ASHIS NANDY. DELHI. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. BOMBAY CALCUTTA MADRAS . Breaking with the tradition, Ashis Nandy explores the ways in which colonialism damaged the colonizing societies themselves, and how the. policies on a Procrustean bed can be dangerously deceptive, by pinning a particular label on an author, his total contribution to the subject is under- mined and.

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Later, his family moved to Calcutta. Supreme Court steps in to prevent Ashis Nandy’s arrest”. Side lining economic and political borders, Nandy tries to show the state of mind as the primary differentia between colonizers and the colonized, where a shared culture might not find its commencement with alien rule or closure in its departure. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Open Preview See a Problem? Jul 26, Vaidya rated it really liked it Shelves: Nandy had received the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in A bit more intimacy needed here perhaps.

A trained clinical psychologistNandy has provided theoretical critiques of European colonialismdevelopment, modernity, secularism, Hindutvascience, technology, nuclearismcosmopolitanism, and utopia. We should bear in mind that the foreign British rulers ever nurtured Indians as good servants and forever wished to keep every one of them as a loyal servant to them; pathetically, colonial records of British-India refers that, in addition to the sexual maltreatment the women of India had too shared the same fate.

Why have ibtimate modern Indians shared this imperialist estimation?

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Retrieved 27 January Mr Nandy has analyzed Indian personalities in great detail and offers ins Even though I don’t agree with a lot of things Mr Nandy has said, this is an exceptional account of the Indian colonial experience. Want to Read saving…. All interested in human psychology, history. Its sources lie deep in the minds of the rulers and the ruled. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Choose your country or region Close.


I identify with it. But, I need to confirm it after reading ejemy again. It’s up to us whether to agree with the author or not, but we can anyways interpret the content eenemy our own way and that is the beauty of academic-centric books like this. What an exciting title, I thought when I first picked up a copy of this book in another version, which had a more striking cover than the one here.

Such fastidious arguments and estimations have provoked the reader of the text to be intimatd rage. Intimaate has failed while explaining multiple arguments in a manifold protracted chapter, which have simply led to the lacking of lucidity and logic of the subject. This edition, with a new postscript by the author, commemorates twenty-five years of the book being in print.

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Bonfire of Creeds Ashis Nandy. Why should they matter so much to the conquerors of India if they were so trivial? Exploring the myths, fantasies and psychological defenses that went into the colonial culture, particularly the polarities that shaped the colonial theory of progress, Nandy describes the Indian experience and shows how the Indians intimste with traditional norms of Western culture to protect their vision of an alternative future.

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If each contradiction be set down as a lie and retailed at breakfast, life is not easy. Please try again later. Retrieved 2 March Satyanarayana has challenged Nandy’s remarks and expressed shock at the vociferous support he received for this from the Indian media and academia, asking rhetorically, “Is Prof.


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Nandy writes explicitly about colonialism and post-colonialism in British India, but his analysis can tell us a great deal about power relations in the world today. Jan 13, Tanay Bakshi rated it liked it.

From a research or pedagogical perspective this is brilliant. This book shows whys Ashish Nandy is must for readers. Cohen and Krysten Connon.

Though pluralities of ideologies are always accommodated, this split is in present continuous tense and when everything material fails people retracts to the spiritual self for answers. Write a customer review. Nileena MS rated it it was ok Oct 30, When I have completed the reading of the book, for which I took eight hours which kept me vacuum for other few days, then headed me towards few questions related to the objectives, narration and coherence of the work in which my questions are whether the book has chiefly been confined within the proposed objectives and its frame work?

It is an absolutely clean state. One of the arguments where I have found grave contradiction in The Intimate Enemy is during the early colonial period, Ashis referred that, the British rulers of India came alone from the English feudal families and not from the middle class among whom many of them were by in their nature sadists and racist.

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