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An Indian Childhood

Ashis Nandy

in Talking India

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780195678987
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081356 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678987.003.0001
An Indian Childhood

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This section of the book presents the biography of Ashis Nandy, beginning with his childhood memories, moral education, and early influences. It then describes the factors that brought Nandy to the study of sociology and clinical psychology. He recounts his activities after receiving his Ph.D., specifically his work at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. Nandy also explains why he often describes himself as an ‘intellectual streetfighter’.

Keywords: Ashis Nandy; childhood; moral education; sociology; clinical psychology; Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

Chapter.  6021 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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