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Nandy, Ashis

Overview
Works: 91 works in 364 publications in 3 languages and 6,142 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS427, 954
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Most widely held works by Ashis Nandy
The intimate enemy : loss and recovery of self under colonialism by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
44 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The savage Freud and other essays on possible and retrievable selves by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secret politics of our desires : innocence, culpability, and Indian popular cinema ( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book examines the enormous industry of Indian popular cinema. It provokes a thinking of cinema as political in the widest sense - from its importance in ideas of nation and national cultural formation to class and gender
Barbaric others : a manifesto on Western racism by Merryl Wyn Davies ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traditions, tyranny, and utopias : essays in the politics of awareness by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the edge of psychology : essays in politics and culture by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
18 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fingerprinting popular culture : the mythic and the iconic in Indian cinema ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributed articles
Time warps : silent and evasive pasts in Indian politics and religion by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discussion of how the large, amorphous and impersonal Indian state has affected the everyday lives of its citizens since Independence in 1947. It focuses on how the multiple nature of psychological identity in the sub-continent - personal, spiritual, sexual and political - was affected by the imposition of a stridently secular ethos by the country's political, educational and cultural elites. This, argues Ashis Nandy, explains much of the dislocation evident in contemporary Indian society, a by-product of which has been a renewed search for certainty manifested in the appeal of Hindu and Islamic "fundamentalisms". Further dislocation is being wrought by the harsh introduction of India to the global economy, with its concomitant creation of new ideals of prosperity and social and personal "development" which are often at variance with traditional precepts. Such dislocation has also precipitated a crisis in how Indians view their past and their present (the "Time Warps" of the book's title), the more so in a society where unhistoricised pasts - myths, legends, epics and unofficial memories - predominate and where clues to the future lie scattered in diverse pasts created by human ingenuity. India retains its knowledge that refuses to die - comprising non-conventional systems of healing, non-formal modes of education, deviant theories of ethnic or communal violence and amity, and so on. Many who live with these alternatives are in constant dialogue with their pasts, not defensively, but as a way of accessing their own tacit knowledge. This volume is a plea for the retention of indigenous systems of knowledge and experience in the face of the juggernaut of globalization and its drive for cultural and economic homogeneity
Creating a nationality : the Ramjanmabhumi movement and fear of the self by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The destruction of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya in December 1992 was a watershed in the politics of independent India. It was also an apocalyptic turning-point for community life at Ayodhya, and for the highly interdependent cultural lives of Hindus and Muslims living there. This book narrates how Ayodhya's inhabitants experienced the events that led up to and followed the destruction of the mosque." -- Publisher's description
The illegitimacy of nationalism : Rabindranath Tagore and the politics of self by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analysis of Rabindranath Tagore's views on nationalism in India
An ambiguous journey to the city : the village and other odd ruins of the self in the Indian imagination by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic differences between city and village life in India
The romance of the state and the fate of dissent in the tropics by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the political culture of India during last three decades
Science, hegemony and violence : a requiem for modernity ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new Vaisyas : entrepreneurial opportunity and response in an Indian city by Raymond Lee Owens ( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exiled at home : comprising, At the edge of psychology, The intimate enemy, Creating a nationality by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alternative sciences : creativity and authenticity in two Indian scientists by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bonfire of creeds : the essential Ashis Nandy by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With reference to India
The multiverse of democracy : essays in honour of Rajni Kothari ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Return from exile by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is a collection of three significant works of Ashis Nandy -- Alternative Sciences, The Illegitimacy of Nationalism, and The Savage Freud. These seminal books on culture, politics, psychology and science have had a wide readership and are available here for the first time within a single volume which includes an introduction by Ziauddin Sardar. Alternative Sciences is a provocative book in which Nandy analyses aspects of the lives of two Indian pioneers of science - physicist and plant physiologist J C Bose (1858-1937) and mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) to show how some of the current concerns of the philosophy and sociology of science were anticipated by the alternative orientations to science they offered. The Illegitimacy of Nationalism explores, mainly through an analysis of Rabindranath Tagore's political writings, the ambivalence towards nationalism that had crept into some quarters with the Indian freedom movement by the 1920s, The study offers insights into the working of a political idea which has become universally significant especially in a period of growing international conflicts and ethnic upheavals and violence. The Savage Freud, an illuminating analysis of some of the central concerns of our time, deals with a wide range of human experiences: from alternative readings of plane hijackings and sati, to the hidden role of racism in a war crimes trial; from the vernacular cultures of psychoanalysis and popular cinema to the play of the absurd in criticisms of modern medicine." -- Book jacket
Talking India by Ashis Nandy ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Multifaceted thinker and prolific author, Ashis Nandy is considered to be one of India's leading intellectuals. For someone trained as a clinical psychologist and later as a sociologist, he continues to capture the imagination of the reading public and those interested in ideas, for his fertile mind, myriad and unpredictable ways of thinking and the essential humanism which all his writings signify. This book is a series of comprehensive interviews conducted by Ramin Jahanbegloo at Teheran and organized over six sessions. The interviewer questions Nandy within the context of his own 'Indian-ness' as also his affinity (and criticisms) for things Indian: whether it be thought, religion or pluralistic tendencies. The essence of Ashis Nandy and his perspectives on a wide range of things include political philosophy, democracy, India and Pakistan, globalization, Indian culture and tradition, and Gandhi, are all revealed. Throughout the interview, Nandy brings to bear his formidable intellect on these questions, which is always challenging and engaging." -- Book jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Ashis Nandy.
Ashis Nandy 1937-....
Nandy, Ashis
Nandy, Uma A. 1937-
Nandy, Uma Ashis 1937-
ناندى، اشيش
Languages
English (224)
French (1)
Persian (1)
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