The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism

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Oxford University Press, 1983 - Social Science - 121 pages
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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 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.

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Review: The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism

User Review  - Mukesh Kumar - Goodreads

Simply brilliant! Deconstructing the psychology of colonialism, through the eyes of gender definitions (negation of the androgynous or feminine), resistances to it within and without the framework of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

one of the best books I have EVER read. Read full review

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Ashis Nandy is at Smithsonian Institution, Washington.

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