The Uncertain Future of Old and New Despotisms
By (author) Ashis Nandy
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Time Treks by Ashis Nandy
Book Description"Time Treks" uses the metaphor of the future - imagined utopias, conceptions of cultural possibilities, social critiques of things to come - and redefines the present. In a world increasingly dominated by a narrow range of ideologies, social ethics and a more humane society can be based on something other than the political and psychological forces that have tried to flatten and homogenize the world over the last two centuries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905422814
(217mm x 142mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ashis Nandy
Flaming Feet and Other Essays, Hardback (April 2011)
Presents the author's vision of the Indian caste system in relation to Dalit politics - the Dalit being a self-designation for many groups in the lower castes of India. This title argues that the Dalit movement rejected the traditional Hindu world and thus dismissed untouchable pasts entirely.
Intimate Enemy, Paperback (July 2009)
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.
Romance of the State, Paperback (December 2007)» View all books by Ashis Nandy
This collection of Ashis Nandys essays is on the concept of the nation-state and its fate in India. He examines its social, political, and cultural aspects and covers communalism, secularism, terrorism, the development agenda, among other issues.
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Author Biography - Ashis Nandy
Ashis Nandy is Director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. His most recent publications include Talking India: Ashis Nandy in conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo and A Very Popular Exile.
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