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1 Ashis Nandy; Introduction By Imtiaz Ahmed
A Very Popular Exile: An Omnibus Comprising 'The Tao of Cricket'; 'An Ambiguous Journey to City'; Traditions, Tyranny, and Utopias'
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2010; 0195693221 / 9780195693225; First Paperback Edition; Paperback; New; 
This is a collection of three significant works of Ashis Nandy - The Tao of Cricket, An Ambiguous Journey to the City, and Traditions, Tyranny, and Utopias. In The Tao of Cricket, Nandy shows how a game once identified with the British Empire and a preserve of the British gentry - is now more South Asian than English. He examines the sneaking entry of the modern urban industrial ethic and mass culture into a game that used to thrive on its ability to be a living critique of modern life. Through the story of Indian cricket, he attempts a systematic analysis of world-views, ideologies, cultural exchanges, and political choices. An Ambiguous Journey to the City - concerned with the apparently territorial journey between the village and the city - captures some of the core fantasies and anxieties of Indian civilization over the past century. Nandy argues that the decline of the village from the creative imagination of Indians in recent decades has altered the meaning of this journey drastically, and that the true potentialities of Indian cosmopoloitanism cannot be realized without renegotiating the myth of the village. Traditions, Tyranny, and Utopias is a collection of essays on the modern West and its cultural and psychological impact on the East. Nandy analyses, brilliantly and insightfully, aspects of East-West relationship - from Western visions, which have displaced all other ideals of a good society, to Western histories that have displaced all other posts of the East. Yet, the apparently defeated have, through the likes Gandhi and Senghor, tried to subvert the West's construction of the rest and to ensure cultural survival and on open-ended future. This volume is essential reading for social scientists, policymakers, activists and anyone interested in the way Indian politics and culture are now enmeshed with a global struggle to protect human dignity and democratic values. This is the third omnibus edition of Ashis Nandy's writings, the first two being Exiled at Home and Return from Exile. 033872

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2 Ashis Nandy
Bonfire of Creeds: The Essential Ashis Nandy
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2010; 0198065760 / 9780198065760; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
Printed Pages: 516 with tables. 033709

Price: 10.25 USD
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3 V.A. Pai Panandiker and Ashis Nandy (eds)
Contemporary India
Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1999; 007463335X / 9780074633359; First Edition; Hardcover; Very Good; Very Good; 
Printed Pages: 414. 032583

Price: 19.95 USD
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4 Harsha V. Dehejia with Prem Shankar Jha and Ranjit Hoskote; Foreword By Ashis Nandy
Despair and Modernity: Reflections from Modern Indian Painting
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2000; 8120817559 / 9788120817555; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 141. 023850

Price: 5.95 USD
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5 Debjani Sengupta (ed.), Ashis Nandy (trs.)
Mapmaking: Partition Stories from 2 Bengals
Srishti Publishers; New Delhi, India; 2003; 8188575003 / 9788188575008; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
This volume brings together Bangla stories from Bangladesh and West Bengal in a unique attempt to see how Partition has shaped the Narratives of the two regions that share a common languages, culture and heritage. Many of these stories have been translated for the first time into English and carry the evocative, ironic tone that is a special flavour of Partition stories from the east. Differing in many ways from the stories in Urdu and Hindi, these haunting narratives question the finality and resolution of the Partition, the unsufficiency of memories and the instability of borders. As they unfold a tragic tale of loss to the world, we once again come to see how every time narratives of the Partition are re-told, they point towards our changing values, our present and our future. Printed Pages: 200. 022480

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6 Institute of Social Sciences (Ed.) & Ashis Nandy (Frwd)
Re-imagining India and Other Essays
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2011; 8125041966 / 9788125041962; Softcover; New; 
Re-imagining India and Other Essays brings together a collection of writings that originated from annual lectures, organised at the Institute of Social Sciences, by leading economists, political and legal thinkers, sociologists, linguists and historians. Addressing a diverse array of themes, the essays are bound by a common thread—concern for humanity. This volume explores a wide range of issues as varied as—need for basic education, poverty, human development index, self-employment over wage employment, the apartheid regime in South Africa, the role of democracy in counter-striking terrorism, the function of multiculturalism in preserving solidarity of a nation, the rise of Hindutva and its ideological implications, and the relevance of Gandhian and Nehruvian ideals in shaping of modern India. Commemorating well-known economist Professor D. T. Lakdawala’s contributions in the contemporary context, the scholars emphasise on the need to replace profit maximisation by profit-making and social returns. As the global economy struggles with an unprecedented recession—which has led to millions becoming unemployed and small investors and pensioners losing their life-long savings—the contributors underline the importance of revisiting the social-political-ideological structure, which largely shapes our policy making.Printed Pages: 280. 101988

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7 Ashis Nandy in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo
Talking India
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2006; 0195678982 / 9780195678987; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Multifaceted thinker and prolific author, Ashis Nandy is considered to be one of India’s leading intellectuals. For someone trained as a clinical psychologist and later as a sociologist, he continues to capture the imagination of the reading public and those interested in ideas, for his fertile mind, myriad and unpredictable ways of thinking and the essential humanism which all his writings signify. This book is a series of comprehensive interviews conducted by Ramin Jahanbegloo at Teheran and organized over six sessions. The interviewer questions Nandy within the context of his own ‘Indian-ness’ as also his affinity (and criticisms) for things Indian: whether it be thought, religion or pluralistic tendencies. The essence of Ashis Nandy and his perspectives on a wide range of things include political philosophy, democracy, India and Pakistan, globalization, Indian culture and tradition, and Gandhi, are all revealed. Throughout the interview, Nandy brings to bear his formidable intellect on these questions, which is always challenging and engaging. Printed Pages: 160. 015914

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8 Ashis Nandy
The Romance of the State: And the Fate of Dissent in the Tropics
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 0195693337 / 9780195693331; Softcover; New; 
Printed Pages: 232. 108823

Price: 7.75 USD
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9 Durgabati Ghose; Translated from the Original Bengali Paschimjatriki By Somdatta Mandal; with a Foreword By Ashis Nandy
The Westward Traveller
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2010; 8125039910 / 9788125039914; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
In 1923, Durgabati Ghose, an upper middle-class Bengali woman accompanied her husband on a trip across Europe. The Westward Traveller (originally Paschimjatriki) is an enchanting written record of this four-month long sojourn. Filtered through her upper middle-class upbringing and perceptions, the narrative is observant—not only emphasising on a sense of place, space and landscape, but also an aesthetic, intrinsic appreciation of every destination. The writing comes alive in the author’s everyday interactions with ordinary people, be they fellow travellers or hotel owners or even beggars. Focussing on an accurate description of the ‘real world’, she is always concerned with verisimilitude. An interesting fact about this travelogue is that even within its set pattern, it offers nuggets of history. What makes the account endearing is the various examples of intercultural encounters and wry comments, often arising from not knowing the language and making value judgments that can be cited at random. As Ashis Nandy says in his Foreword to this translated work, ‘the way Durgabati recounts her adventures in Europe makes them variations on familiar Bengali domesticity, interpersonal patterns and femininity played outside their natural locale. This gives the travelogue a stamp of predictability and at the same time, a touch of robust, irreverent charm and self-confidence.’ To translate this depiction of Europe in colonial times through the eyes of a modernising Bengali woman has been a ‘labour of love’ for translator Somdatta Mandal. Simple and lucid in style, the work retains the traces of the times in which it was originally written and is faithful to the intention of the narrative. Coloured in the expanding consciousness of an individual woman, exploring previously unknown areas of the world, away from the home and hearth characterised by conventionality, conservatism and domesticity, this travel narrative will be a significant contribution to the history of women’s travel narratives from colonial Bengal. Printed Pages: 128. 033058

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10 Ashis Nandy
Time Treks: The Uncertain Future of Old and New Despotisms
Permanent Black; Ranikhet, India; 2007; 8178241366 / 9788178241364; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printe dpages: 229. 017575

Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Ashis Nandy
Time Warps: The Insistent Politics of Silent and Evasive Pasts
Permanent Black; New Delhi, India; 2002; 8178240718 / 9788178240718; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
Printed Pages: 220. 032547

Price: 4.75 USD
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