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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Cohen and Krysten Connon. Why have many modern Indians shared this imperialist estimation? To me The Intimate Enemy has been filled with experiences of disagreements and ambivalences.

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. And this is where Gandhi stands as an original critique to modernity.


Share your thoughts with other customers. The British rulers of India, at any point and in any sense, never kept any Indian equal to them in their administration and kept themselves as aliened rulers of India.

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The Romance of the State Ashis Nandy. Jan 31, Bulubhai added it. And they both speak of victims than intmiate, and when victors are addressed they are considered as camouflaged victims in their earlier stage of psychological decay. English Choose a language for shopping. I could probably read this book ten times and still find something new on the 11th try Bonfire of Creeds Ashis Nandy.

Shivam Gupta rated it asihs was amazing Jan 18, Why have they felt proud of those who fought out and lost, and not of those who lost out and fought? It is possible today to opt for a non-West which in itself is a construction of the West. But you need to get through that to get into the second one The Uncolonized Mind which xshis a much easier read.

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Why should they matter so much to the conquerors of India if they were so trivial? However, it would have had a broader appeal had it been peppered with more illustrations and examples that illustrate his arguments.


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In my opinion, the British Raj was bulky, non-uniform and quite disintegrated. I always thought west as liberal Apr 26, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: Nandy has coauthored a number of human rights reports and is active in movements for peace, alternative sciences and technologies, and cultural survival.

I have my own agreements and disagreements with the aforesaid statements. Clearly Dr Nanda is passionate about this subject and it does come across in this book.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Read more Read less. It needs a second reading. Anuj rated it it was amazing Jan 27, In this book, Nandy consciously connives to uncover what Western colonialism has enfmy to its subjects unconsciously, and the alternative language of discourse colonized Indians might have created in the process.