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Tradition and Modernity

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/9780195678987.003.0003
Tradition and Modernity

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Beginning with a discussion of Ashis Nandy's views about the central traditions in India today and how they have changed in the last fifty years, this section also presents Nandy's views on evil in modern times and how his concept of tradition differs from the traditional school of thought. Nandy also shares his views about modernity as a form of tradition; modernity and violence; being a third world writer; the idea of India as a civilization; and who are the modern Indians.

Keywords: Ashis Nandy; Indian traditions; evil; modernity; violence; civilization; modern Indians

Chapter.  11255 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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