A Very Popular Exile: An Omnibus Comprising the Tao of Cricket; An Ambiguous Journey to the City; Traditions, Tyranny, and Utopias
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A Very Popular Exile: An Omnibus Comprising the Tao of Cricket; An Ambiguous Journey to the City; Traditions, Tyranny, and Utopias

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ISBN-13:
9780198069300
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.2010
Seiten:
540
Autor:
Ashis Nandy
Gewicht:
516 g
Format:
215x143x31 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

INTRODUCTION; I. THE TAO OF CRICKET; ON GAMES OF DESTINY AND THE DESTINY OF GAMES ; PREFACE; PREFACE TO THE OUP EDITION ; 1. Tradition, Transgression and Norms; 2. The Wistful Camel and the Eye of the Needle; 3. Victory, Defeat and the Future of the Savage ; NOTES ; INDEX ; II. AN AMBIGUOUS JOURNEY TO THE CITY: THE VILLAGE AND OTHER ODD RUINS OF THE SELF IN THE INDIAN IMAGINATION; PREFACE ; 1. The Journey to the Past as a Journey into the Self: The Remembered Village and the Poisoned City; 2. The City as the Invitation to an Antique Death: Pramathesh Chandra Barua and the Origins of the Terribly Effeminate, Maudlin, Self-destructive Heroes of Indian Cinema; 3. The Journey to the Village as a Journey to the Centre of the Self: Mrinal Sen's Search for a Radical Cinema; 4. The Invisible Holocaust and the Journey as an Exodus: The Poisoned Village and the Stranger City; INDEX ; III. TRADITIONS, TYRANNY, AND UTOPIAS: ESSAYS IN THE POLITICS OF AWARENESS FOREWORD BY ROGER GARAUDY ; PREFACE ; 1. Evaluating Utopias: Considerations for a Dialogue of Cultures and Faiths; 2. Towards a Third World Utopia; 3. Reconstructing Childhood: A Critique of the Ideology of Adulthood; 4. The Traditions of Technology; 5. Science, Authoritarianism and Culture: On the Scope and Limits of Isolation Outside the Clinic; 6. From Outside the Imperium: Gandhi's Cultural Critique of the West; Index
This omnibus consists of: The Tao of Cricket-a commentary on how both South Asia's race towards development and its longing for a lost lifestyle find expression in the game of cricket; An Ambiguous Journey to the City-an account of how true Indian cosmopolitanism cannot be realized without engaging with the myth of the village; Traditions, Tyranny, and Utopias-an exploration of how the oppressed subvert Western imperialistic ideas in order to find an alternativesystem of values.