The intimate enemy: loss and recovery of self under colonialism
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. Exploring the myths, fantasies and psychologicaldefenses 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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Intimate enemy seems to have taken its clue from the idea of will to power.That this will to power has deeply affected the making and unmaking of our civilization is what seems to be the morale of the story.
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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. It has a lot to say about each one of us who lived in the Indian ...
The Romance of the State: And the Fate of Dissent in the Tropics
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