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Breaking with the tradition, Ashis Nandy explores the ways in which colonialism damaged the colonizing societies themselves, and how the. ASHIS NANDY: The intimate enemy: loss and recovery of self under colonialism. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. Rs Ashis Nandy’s Intimate. 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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Eventually, I might ashix what he said through other sources and when I get back to some of the ideas in the books, I might understand them better or get them easily. 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.

The book will appeal to general readers as well as students and scholars of sociology, history, psychology, intimxte cultural studies. Nandy quit medical college before joining Hislop CollegeNagpur to study social xshis. Author here argues that Colonialism has not only colonized the geographical material entity but also the mind; by compelling colonized societies to modify, if not alter, their cultural priorities towards the concepts of modern West.

Now the text actually suits to the words of it: Want to Read saving…. Not sure I understood everything being said, but you do get an idea as you read further into it. While working there, he developed his own methodology by integrating clinical psychology and sociology. One of the arguments where I have found grave contradiction in The Intimate Enemy is during the early colonial period, Ashis referred that, the British rulers of India came alone from the English feudal families and not from the middle class among whom many of them were eneky in their nature sadists and racist.


Oct 13, Adam rated it really liked it. Why should they matter so much to the conquerors of India if they were so trivial? If it not why? In this book, Nandy consciously connives to uncover what Western colonialism has done to its subjects unconsciously, and the alternative language of discourse colonized Indians might have created in the process.

The first essay The Psychology of Colonialism was pretty hard to get through as the language used was pretty academic. Again the real complexities of The Intimate Enemy actually initiates from the prejudiced approaches and ideas of the author. Pandian has quoted in Brahmin and Non-Brahmin: And this is where Gandhi stands as an original critique to modernity.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Tapaswi H rated it really liked it Mar 04, I know the intro sounds like the first snooze button in a long boring lecture, but I find myself ill equipped to articulate the things that I enjoyed and found enlightening during this read.

But, I need to confirm it after reading it again. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Feb 01, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: But, I don’t know if I’d. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Ashis Nandy – Wikipedia

A trained clinical psychologistNandy has provided theoretical critiques of European colonialismdevelopment, modernity, secularism, Hindutvascience, technology, nuclearismcosmopolitanism, and utopia. The Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes. We should bear in mind that the foreign British rulers ever nurtured Indians as good servants and forever wished to keep every one of them as a loyal servant to them; pathetically, colonial records of British-India refers that, in addition to the sexual maltreatment intimaet women of India had too nansy the same fate.


Why have many modern Indians shared this imperialist estimation? This book is nandg not only to understand the post colonial situation, but also to understand, what lies underneath the Hindutva Politics. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Side lining economic and political borders, Nandy tries to show the state of mind as enemg primary differentia between colonizers and the colonized, where a shared culture might not find its commencement with alien rule or closure in its departure.

Besides he awfully lacking while interpreting and understanding the limited data of the subject what he had chosen from the British India. Remember me on this computer.

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The Intimate Enemy

Shivam Gupta rated it it was amazing Jan 18, Pritish Nandy and Manish Nandy brothers. Certain citations of vast references of readings have made the readers be in bewilderment. Choose your country or region Close. An interesting glimpse into the minds of the colonizer and the colonized. I could probably read this book ten times and still find something new on the 11th try