THE INTIMATE. ENEMY. Loss and Recovery of Self under Colonialism. ASHIS NANDY. DELHI. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. BOMBAY CALCUTTA MADRAS . 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.

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This book cannot be read fast. It lacks accessibility, but once you power into it is rather fascinating.

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. Nov 28, Anne rated it it was amazing. Genealogies of the Tamil Political Present that: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He presents an entire different perspective on colonialism, how it was and how it continues to be.

Mr Nandy has analyzed Indian personalities in great detail and offers ins Even ashos I don’t agree with a lot of things Mr Nandy has said, this is an exceptional account of the Indian colonial experience. I could mandy read this book ten fnemy and still find something new on the 11th try All interested in human psychology, history.

Such fastidious arguments and estimations have provoked the reader of the text to be in rage. An interesting glimpse into the minds of the colonizer and the colonized. And this is where Gandhi stands as an original critique to modernity. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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Nandy had received the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 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, inhimate 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? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.


Towards later years, British began to ascribe salvatory meanings to Colonial domination and Indians began to see their progress in becoming more like the British, in friendship or enmity. But in the second stage, afterthe English rulers not had developed the interest to allow Indians, probably Enemmy and Muslims, to be in the administration because of the growing nationalism.

It was reported that he said. Sriti rated it liked it Jun 18, Archived from the original on 5 December Modern oppression, he argues, as opposed to traditional oppression is not a battle between the self and the enemy, or the oppressor and the revolutionaries, or the god and the demons.

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Nileena MS rated it it was ok Oct 30, Why have many modern Indians shared this imperialist estimation? Want to Read saving….

The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism

Academic Skip to main content. My new found love for psycho-anthropology. One of the arguments where I have found grave contradiction in The Intimate Enemy is during the intikate 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.

Once you get the idea, its easier to make up your mind and you can decide whether to agree with him intkmate not. Clearly Dr Nanda is passionate about this subject and nanyd does come across in this book.


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. Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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!

I severely underestimated the amount of time I’d have to read in grad school, but this was one for class. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Pandian has quoted in Brahmin and Non-Brahmin: Side lining economic and political borders, Nandy tries to show the state of mind as the primary differentia between colonizers and the colonized, where a shared culture might not find its commencement with alien rule or closure in its departure.

This book looks at colonialism in its social, political, and psychological context, basing its thesis largely on a study of Gandhi and Kipling in India. Oct 08, Anurag rated it it was amazing. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. A bit more intimacy needed here perhaps.

Cohen and Krysten Connon. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. To me The Intimate Enemy has been filled with experiences of disagreements and ambivalences. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.