Breaking with the tradition, Ashis Nandy explores the ways in which colonialism damaged the colonizing societies themselves, and how the. ASHIS NANDY: The intimate enemy: loss and recovery of self under colonialism. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. Rs Ashis Nandy’s Intimate. 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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Or the humans defined and made the world so? I have my own agreements and disagreements with the aforesaid statements.

They too had the fear of Indian Gods and Goddess. Enmy, his academic interest tended increasingly towards clinical psychology and he did his PhD in psychology at Dept. In my opinion, the British Raj was bulky, non-uniform and quite disintegrated. Professor Nandy is an intellectual who identifies and explores numerous and diverse problems.

The Intimate Enemy – Ashis Nandy – Oxford University Press

Trivia About The Intimate Enem I always thought west as liberal This is an eye-opening book – well-researched and still accessible to the general public. Why could they so effortlessly become the antonymous of their rulers?

We should bear in mind that the foreign British rulers ever nurtured Indians as good servants and forever wished to keep every one of them as a loyal servant to them; pathetically, colonial records of British-India refers that, in addition to the sexual maltreatment the women of India had too shared the same fate. Feb 01, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: Lillard and Rebekka Christopoulou.


Shivkumar rated it really liked it May 26, Later he took a master’s degree in sociology. Books by Ashis Nandy. Role of a Valued Object in Personality: Through his prolific writing and other activities supported by his belief in non-violence, Professor Nandy has offered penetrating analysis from different angles of a wide range of problems such as political disputes and racial conflicts, and has made suggestions about how human beings can exist together, and together globally, irrespective of national boundaries.

Enwmy of Creeds Ashis Nandy. May 23, Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first essay The Psychology of Colonialism was pretty hard to get through as the language used was pretty academic.

The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism

Again the real complexities of The Intimate Enemy actually initiates from the prejudiced approaches and ideas of the author. Preface to the Second Edition Preface 1. Honor Bound Ryan P. 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 nandyy 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.

Its sources lie deep intlmate the minds of the rulers and the ruled.

Retrieved 16 December So much to take in, great stuff. 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!


All interested in human psychology, history. I will give an example. Why should they matter so much to the conquerors of India if they were so trivial? Click here to sign up.

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The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism by Ashis Nandy

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.

There’s so much to do. Retrieved 19 November Pandian has quoted in Brahmin and Non-Brahmin: The British rulers of India, at intimat point and in any sense, never kept any Indian equal to them in their administration and kept themselves as aliened rulers of India.

Such fastidious arguments and estimations have provoked the reader of the text to be in rage. He witnessed the time of conflicts and atrocities that followed. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.