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Bonfire of creeds : the essential Ashis Nandy /
Ashis Nandy.
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New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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viii, 506 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0195664124
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New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2004.
isbn
0195664124
abstract
With reference to India.
catalogue key
5501007
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Long Description
This collection of essays invites the readers to revisit Ashis Nandy's thinking and to explore with new insights the open-ended adventure defining his life and works. These essays continue to challenge us, forcing us to ask ourselves new questions, even as they offer guidance in the regeneration and reenchantment of our own selves.
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This collection of essays invites the readers to revisit Ashis Nandy's thinking and to explore with new insights the open-ended adventure defining his life and works.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Dialogue with Ashis Nandyp. 1
Cultural Frames for Social Transformation: A Credop. 17
Sati: A Nineteenth-Century Tale of Women, Violence and Protestp. 33
Final Encounter: The Politics of the Assassination of Gandhip. 62
Culture, State and the Rediscovery of Indian Politicsp. 89
The Twilight of Certitudes: Secularism, Hindu, Nationalism and Other Masks of Deculturationp. 108
A Report on the Present State of Health of the Gods and Goddesses in South Asiap. 130
The Illegitimacy of Nationalism: Rabindranath Tagore and the Politics of Selfp. 153
The Fantastic India-Pakistan Battle: Or the Future of the Past in South Asiap. 234
Satyajit Ray's Secret Guide to Exquisite Murders: Creativity, Social Criticism, and the Partitioning of the Selfp. 248
Science, Authoritarianism and Culture: On the Scope and Limits of Isolation outside the Clinicp. 277
Culture, Voice and Development: A Primer for the Unsuspectingp. 304
Towards an Alternative Politics of Psychologyp. 324
The Savage Freud: The First Non-Western Psychoanalyst and the Politics of Secret Selves in Colonial Indiap. 339
The Scope and Limits of Dissent: India's First Environmentalist and His Critique of the DVCp. 394
Reconstructing Childhood: A Critique of the Ideology of Adulthoodp. 423
Towards a Third World Utopiap. 440
Shamans, Savages and the Wilderness: On the Audibility of Dissent and the Future of Civilizationsp. 470
Indexp. 488
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