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Science, hegemony and violence : a requiem for modernity
ion involves restricting experience to zero. Abstraction means zero history. The other features of abstraction are mediacy and communicability. Plato's World of Ideas is pure abstraction. TheExpand
The Savage Freud: And Other Essays on Possible and Retrievable Selves
This is Nandy's most important collection of essays so far. The core of the volume consists of two ambitious, deeply probing essays, one on the early success of psycho-analysis in India, the other onExpand
Creating a Nationality: The Ramjanmabhumi Movement and Fear of the Self
This book narrates how Ayodhya's inhabitants experienced the events that led up to and followed the destruction of the Babri Masjid, the end-product of a century's effort to convert Hindus into aExpand
Shamans, Savages and the Wilderness: On the Audibility of Dissent and the Future of Civilizations
We are living in a global civilization, even if it does not look to us sufficiently global. This civilization has certain features and ‘ground rules’ and those who want to consolidate, transcend orExpand
Traditions, Tyranny and Utopias: Essays in the Politics of Awareness
This book is a collection of six essays, presenting an outsider's view of Western norms of progress, rationality and maturity. Drawing heavily on the ideas contained in two earlier volumes - At theExpand
This paper offers a discussion of development theory, with special attention to its relevance in the context of India. Three successive models of development are distinguished in the paper: empiricalExpand
Time Travel to a Possible Self: Searching for the Alternative Cosmopolitanism of Cochin
  • A. Nandy
  • History
  • Japanese Journal of Political Science
  • 1 November 2000
Cochin or Kochi is one of the few cities in India where the precolonial traditions of cultural pluralism refuse to die. It is one of the largest natural harbours in India and has also become, duringExpand
The Politics of Secularism and the Recovery of Religious Tolerance
A significant aspect of the post-colonial structures of knowledge in the Third World is a peculiar form of imperialism of categories. Under such imperialism, a conceptual domain is sometimesExpand
The Changing Popular Culture of Indian Food: Preliminary Notes
Culinary changes and modes of public dining are undergoing rapid changes in India and have begun to reflect some of the new strands in the culture of Indian politics. A national cuisine may not haveExpand