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Intimate Enemy, The: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism

Author:
Nandy, Ashis

ISBN:
978 0 19 806217 2
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
160
List price(s):
9.99 GBP

Publication date:
28 October 2009

Short description: 

This edition, including a new preface 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.

Full description: 

Political, economic, and cultural domination under colonialism has repeatedly been studied during the last hundred years. Breaking with the tradition, Ashis Nandy 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. This edition, with a new Preface by the author, commemorates twenty-five years of the book being in print. The book will appeal to general readers as well as students and scholars of sociology, history, psychology, and cultural studies.

Table of contents: 

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION, PREFACE; 1. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLONIALISM: Sex, Age and Ideology in British India; 2. THE UNCOLONIALIZED MIND: A Post-Colonial View of India and the West; INDEX

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