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. ASHIS NANDY: The intimate enemy: loss and recovery of self under colonialism. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. Rs Ashis Nandy’s Intimate.
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Jan 31, Bulubhai added it. New to this Edition: The Psychology of Colonialism: Pandian has quoted in Brahmin and Non-Brahmin: Jonathan rated it really liked it Feb 05, For me, the essays exposed some of doubts on the role of power in definition of ethics, which I had arrived to some convenient answers at. The book somehow has given new dimensional of mixed thinking and writing of an lntimate interdisciplinary.
To ask other readers questions about The Intimate Enemyplease sign up. Preface to the Second Edition Preface 1. Also, the aftershocks after the colonizers have left and the co-option. Interesting one to read and think about.
Oct 13, Adam rated it really liked it. Irrelevant to his own claim Nandy faintly records the worst exploitation of British rulers of India that: Manjunath Naragund rated it really liked it May 22, He attacked the moral statement and civilizing mission of colonialism based on cultural superiority in their dnemy ground-by declaring it evil through judgement via Christian values.
I severely underestimated the amount of time I’d have to intimafe in grad school, but this was one for class. Or the humans defined and made the world so?
The Intimate Enemy – Ashis Nandy – Oxford University Press
Paperbackpages. Naipuls and Bankimchandra Chatterji. But in the second stage, afterthe English rulers not had developed the interest to allow Indians, probably Brahmins and Muslims, to be in the administration because of the growing nationalism.
Lacking coherence deviates from his very objective of the arguments. The book has contained nearly pages and classified into two major parts excluding the preface and an elaborated postscript which has been written nearly twenty five years after. The positive point of the book is which has introduced too many new technical words to the common readers, for instance we could cite: The Intimate Enemy Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism Second Edition Ashis Nandy This edition, including a new postscript by the author, explores the ways in which colonialism damaged the colonizing societies themselves, and how the likes of Gandhi resisted their rulers in British India by building on the lifestyle, values, and psychology of ordinary Indians and by heeding dissenting voices from the West.
Cohen and Krysten Connon. Return to Book Page. Anurag Verma rated it really liked it Sep 27, 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 intiate not find its commencement with alien rule or closure in its departure.
The intimate enemy: loss and recovery of self under colonialism
Anuj rated it it was amazing Jan 27, In the second essay, author takes his psychoanalysis to the post-colonial view, of both India and the West. To most of the finest critical minds of West, Colonialism was a necessary evil, the first portal towards a more even homogenized world.
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. The book had opened so many things for me that I feel like I can’t afford to read the book again.
Besides he awfully lacking while interpreting and understanding the limited data of the subject what he ashsi chosen from the British India. The book will appeal to general readers as well as students and scholars th sociology, history, psychology, and cultural studies. Bonfire of Creeds Ashis Nandy. One basic question I’d ask is. Intlmate each contradiction be set down as a lie and retailed at breakfast, life is not easy.
It lacks accessibility, but once you power into it is rather fascinating. This book is must not only to understand the post colonial situation, but also to understand, what lies underneath the Hindutva Politics. Ashis Rhe, The Intimate Enemy: I have known a certain enemt of bullying, but this was calculated torture, religious as well as scientific. Instantaneously Nandy have forced the readers to believe that as if only because of the qualities of Indianess the whites have lost their benevolent, pure and rich cultured life of urbanized self identity in Europe.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book shows whys Ashish Nandy is must for readers. Certain citations of vast references of readings have made the readers be in bewilderment.