Author: Ashis Nandy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195645839
An excellent introduction to Nandy's renowned work, these essays will appeal to a wide specialist and general audience.
The book 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.
Excerpts from Reviews:
Read this book. It will make you think, and it will offer all the pleasures of well written prose. - Abheek Barman, Business Standard
One must hope that the various selves that Nandy so brilliantly retrieves, will come to be seen as possible selves once more , - Christopher Pinney, Times Higher Education Supplement
Nandy has produced a highly provocative book that will interest intellectuals, graduate students, and political theorists. - S A Kochanek, Choice
It is always a pleasure to read Ashis Nandy, who combines an astonishing range of interests with a profound imagination and an unerring eye for whimsy. - Radha Kumar, Psychohistory Review