Author: Ashis Nandy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195641787
A collection of three significant works of Ashis Nandy- - An essential reading for those interested in the complexities of Indian politics and culture.
Included in this volume are 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.
Preface to the Second edition
Preface to the first edition
The Alien Insiders
Defiance and Conformity in Science
The World of Jagadis Chandra Bose
The Other Science of Srinivasa Ramanujan
An Essay on the Public and Private
Cultures of Knowledge
THE ILLEGITIMACY OF NATIONALISM
Nationalism versus Patriotism
The Home and the World
The Politics of New Violence
Loss and Recovery of the self
Brahmabandhab Upadhyay : Tagore's Political Double Authority and Defiance : The Artist as Autobiographer
The Larger Crisis
THE SAVAGE FREUD
The Discreet Charms of Indian Terrorism
Sati in Kali Yuga : The Public Debate on Roop Kanwar's Death
The Other Within : The Strange Case of Radhabinod Pal's Judgment on Culpability
The Savage Freud : The First Non-Western Psychoanalyst and the Politics of Secret Selves in Colonial India
Modern Medicine and its Nonmodern Critics : A Study in Discourse
An Intelligent Critic's Guide to Indian Cinema
Satyajit Ray's Secret Guide to Exquisite Murders : Creativity, Social Criticism, and the Partitioning of the Self