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Christine Deftereos's Ashis Nandy and the Cultural Politics of Selfhood PDF

By Christine Deftereos

ISBN-10: 8132110455

ISBN-13: 9788132110453

Ashis Nandy and the Cultural Politics of Selfhood provides the reader an perception right into a novel element of Nandy. the writer insists that Ashis Nandy isn't really in simple terms a self-described political psychologist; he's additionally an highbrow road fighter who comes head to head with the psychology of politics and the politics of psychology, hence declaring why this highbrow is without doubt one of the most unusual and confronting Indian thinkers of his iteration.

The major positive factors of this ebook are its unique interpreting and the genuine use of the psychoanalytic idea to characterise and reveal the significance of psychoanalysis in Nandy's paintings. This cutting edge interpreting of Nandy's psychoanalytic strategy is explored via his writings on secularism and the increase of Hindu fundamentalism, ahead of taking a look at how this additionally operates in The Intimate Enemy: Loss and restoration of Self less than Colonialsim (1983) Nandy's best-known publication, and throughout his paintings extra commonly. In doing so the writer info the best way Nandy confronts his personal postcolonial id and the complexities of the cultural politics of selfhood as a function of his technique, an arresting and confronting job which could have a disarming impact. It affirms Nandy's importance as a modern chronicler whose social and political feedback resonates past India.

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