Savage Freud and Other Essays on Possible and Retrievable Selves by Ashis Nandy
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Savage Freud and Other Essays on Possible and Retrievable Selves by Ashis Nandy

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One of India's leading public intellectuals, Ashis Nandy is a highly influential critic of modernity, science, nationalism, and secularism. In this, his most important collection of essays so far, he seeks to locate cultural forms and languages of being and thinking that defy the logic and hegemony of the modern West. The core of the volume consists of two ambitious, deeply probing essays, one on the early success of psychoanalysis in India, the other on the justice meted out by the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal to the defeated Japanese. Both issues are viewed in the context of the psychology of dominance over a subservient or defeated culture. This theme is explored further in essays on mass culture and the media, political terrorism, the hold of modern medicine, and, notably, the conflict or split between the creative work of writers like Kipling, Rushdie, and H. G. Wells, and the political and social values they publicly and rationally present. Also included is a controversial essay by Nandy on the issue of sati, or widow's suicide.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691044101
ISBN-10: 0691044104
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Intimate Enemy by Ashis Nandy Intimate Enemy, Paperback (July 2009)

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Time Treks by Ashis Nandy Time Treks, Paperback (September 2008)

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