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Looking in the Mirror of the East

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/9780195678987.003.0002
Looking in the Mirror of the East

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This section begins with a discussion of Ashis Nandy's work on Indian fascism. Nandy also talks about the two forms of violence in India—mass violence and individualistic violence, and whether religions promote violence. He also shares his views about Orientalism, Salman Rushdie, and Mahatma Gandhi and his legacy; and analyses whether there is a Gandhian approach to India. In the course of this interview, Nandy also talks about Indira Gandhi and the Emergency; Gandhi and the critique of male dominance; womanhood in India; and sati in modern India.

Keywords: Ashis Nandy; Indian fascism; violence; Orientalism; Salman Rushdie; Mahatma Gandhi; Indira Gandhi; Emergency; male dominance; Indian womanhood; sati

Chapter.  12642 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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