Breaking with the tradition, Ashis Nandy explores the ways in which colonialism damaged the colonizing societies themselves, and how the. 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. ASHIS NANDY: The intimate enemy: loss and recovery of self under colonialism. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. Rs Ashis Nandy’s Intimate.
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When I have completed the reading of the book, for which I took eight hours which kept me vacuum for other few days, then headed me towards few questions related to the objectives, narration and coherence of the work in which my questions are whether the book has chiefly been confined within the proposed objectives and its frame work?
The intimate enemy: loss and recovery of self under colonialism
ennemy I could probably read this book ten times and still find something new on the 11th try Andrews and Rollo May, but he has essentially lacked in needs of data for the possible arguments what actually Nandy intended to do it, especially about colonial south Indian history. Jul 26, Vaidya rated it really liked it Shelves: Intiamte 01, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: I always thought west as liberal They too had the fear of Indian Gods and Goddess. Its sources lie deep in the minds of the rulers and the ruled.
So much to take in, great stuff.
The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism by Ashis Nandy
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.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is an eye-opening book – intimste and still accessible to the general public.
Living in the Crosshairs David S. It has a lot to say about each one of us who lived in the Indian subcontinent and felt some repercussions, however faint or indirect, of the colonial past.
The Intimate Enemy
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. As a clinical psychologist, Ashis Nandy has hardly attempted to justify his chosen objective of the book. If he is right, I wonder what made India so passive.
During that time the British rulers were very much supported the political participation of the Hindus, probably Brahmins. The understanding and interpretation of the data has exposed that Nandy had hardly red colonial history of India.
It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Apr 27, Jerry Jose rated it it was amazing. Even though I don’t agree with a lot of things Mr Nandy has said, this is an exceptional account of the Indian colonial experience.
Eventually, I might understand 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. Naipaulwho in their loss, wanted to identify India as a martial opponent to the West. 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 by in their nature sadists and racist.
Not sure I understood everything being said, but you do get an idea as you read further into it. Bonfire of Creeds Ashis Nandy. Open Preview See a Problem? An interesting glimpse into the minds of the colonizer and the colonized.
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.
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The intimate enemy: loss and recovery of self under colonialism
In different he asserts that despite large number of them in India lived like Indians and married Indian women. Log In Sign Up. But for the Colonized, the psychological after effects and the trauma of subjugation, in all its postulated merits, have not yet let them embrace the egalitarian world the apologists conveniently then envisioned.
Deconstructing the psychology of colonialism, through the eyes of gender definitions negation of the androgynous or feminineresistances to it within and without the framework of the west and how the colonizer and the colonized both become a victim of it!
Mr Nandy has analyzed Indian personalities in great detail and offers ins Even though I don’t agree with a lot of things Mr Nandy has said, this is an exceptional account of the Indian colonial experience.
Manjunath Naragund rated it really liked it May 22, While we should commit to memory that the so-called cultured and benevolent English traders came to India in search of wealth, looted it unashamedly and not very particularly to marry Indian women and to have Indian family and their Gods and Goddess.
Click here to sign up. Exploring the myths, fantasies and psychological defenses that went into the colonial culture, particularly the polarities that shaped t 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.
To justify his argument Nandy has dealt with two random examples of memoirs which has chosen from British India and related to the chronicles of Rudyard Kipling and Aurobindo Ackroyd Ghose.
Again the real complexities of The Intimate Enemy actually initiates from the prejudiced approaches and ideas of the author. Why have many modern Indians shared this imperialist estimation? Anurag Verma rated it really liked it Sep 27, Oxford University Press, has chosen for its review.