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Nandy, Ashis

Overview
Works: 107 works in 472 publications in 6 languages and 8,401 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, wpr
Classifications: DS481.G3, 954.035092
Publication Timeline
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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 )

51 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study contends that modern colonialism is successful not only because the ruling country subjugates through superior technical and economic resources, but also because the rulers propagate cultural subservience of the subject people. Exploring the myths, fantasies and psychological defenses that went into the colonial culture, particularly the polarities that shaped the colonial theory of progress, Nandy describes the Indian experience and shows how the Indians broke with traditional norms of Western culture to protect their vision of an alternative future."--pub. desc
Inside Australian culture : legacies of enlightenment values by Baden Offord( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Inside Australian Culture: Legacies of Enlightenment Values' offers a critical intervention into the effects of colonialism in Australia, which continue to inform and dominate its public culture and institutions. Through an analysis of three significant moments in Australian history, the authors investigate how the public sphere continues to derive its values from the British Enlightenment
The savage Freud and other essays on possible and retrievable selves by Ashis Nandy( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret politics of our desires : innocence, culpability, and Indian popular cinema( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 344 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
Science, hegemony and violence : a requiem for modernity by United Nations University( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbaric others : a manifesto on Western racism by Merryl Wyn Davies( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions, tyranny, and utopias : essays in the politics of awareness by Ashis Nandy( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the edge of psychology : essays in politics and culture by Ashis Nandy( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fingerprinting popular culture : the mythic and the iconic in Indian cinema( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed articles
Time warps : silent and evasive pasts in Indian politics and religion by Ashis Nandy( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 254 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 )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 240 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 )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 236 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 )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic differences between city and village life in India
Gandhi's autobiography : the story of my experiments with truth by Gandhi( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahatma Gandhi's aim in writing this autobiography was to give an account of his spiritual progress towards truth. Absolute Truth is his sovereign principle and non-violence the method of pursuing it
The romance of the state and the fate of dissent in the tropics by Ashis Nandy( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the political culture of India during last three decades
Talking India by Ashis Nandy( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 201 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."--Jacket
Dissenting knowledges, open futures : the multiple selves and strange destinations of Ashis Nandy by Vinay Lal( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the first attempt to engage with the work of one of the most exciting thinkers of our times. One section consists of Nandy's essays: some of which are autobiographical in nature; some written for The Times of India suggest his stature as a public intellectual while others point to the principal themes in his work, besides furnishing evidence of his unique sensibility. A separate section offers some analytical perspectives on Nandy's work by contributors including leading scholars in the academy, as well as outside it." "Scholarly and topical, this volume is essential reading for students of Indian society, culture, politics and history; political psychologists and theorists; cultural critics; and scholars across disciplines."--BOOK JACKET
Alternative sciences : creativity and authenticity in two Indian scientists by Ashis Nandy( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lively and provocative book, Ashis Nandy analyses aspects of the lives of two Indian pioneers of science, physicist and plant physiologist Jagadish Chandra 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 focus is on the different ways in which Bose and Ramanujan coped with the culture of modern science; the synthesis they attempted between their cultural selves and the demands of a new professional role; and the personal and cultural resources that they brought to their creativity. The study shows the extent to which an individual's personal conflicts can mirror as well as dramatize the central social crises of his or her time, and how the individual's private search for meaning can epitomize the society's search for a new self-definition. This pioneering study was first published in 1980; the revised edition has a significant new preface
Exiled at home : comprising, At the edge of psychology, the intimate enemy, Creating a nationality by Ashis Nandy( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 172 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 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The intimate enemy : loss and recovery of self under colonialism
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The savage Freud and other essays on possible and retrievable selvesThe secret politics of our desires : innocence, culpability, and Indian popular cinemaBarbaric others : a manifesto on Western racismFingerprinting popular culture : the mythic and the iconic in Indian cinemaTime warps : silent and evasive pasts in Indian politics and religionCreating a nationality : the Ramjanmabhumi movement and fear of the selfAn ambiguous journey to the city : the village and other odd ruins of the self in the Indian imaginationThe romance of the state and the fate of dissent in the tropics
Alternative Names
Ashis Nandy.

Ashis Nandy 1937-....

Ashis Nandy Indiaas socioloog

Ashis Nandy indischer politischer Psychologe und Soziologe

Ashis Nandy psicoanalista indiano

Nandy, Ashis

Nandy, Uma A. 1937-

Nandy, Uma Ashis 1937-

Ашиш Нанди

ناندى، اشيش

आशिष नंदी

ଆଶିଷ ନନ୍ଦୀ

അഷീഷ് നന്ദി

난디, 아쉬스 1937-

난디, 아시스 1937-

アシシュ・ナンディ

Languages
English (289)

French (2)

Chinese (2)

Hindi (2)

Persian (1)

Spanish (1)