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Apr 27, Jerry Jose rated it it was amazing To most of the finest critical minds of West, Colonialism was a necessary evil, the first portal towards a more even homogenized world. But for the Colonized, the psychological after effects and the trauma of subjugation, in all its postulated merits, have not yet let them embrace the egalitarian world the apologists conveniently then envisioned. Author here argues that Colonialism has not only colonized the geographical material entity but also the mind; by compelling colonized societies to To most of the finest critical minds of West, Colonialism was a necessary evil, the first portal towards a more even homogenized world. Author here argues that Colonialism has not only colonized the geographical material entity but also the mind; by compelling colonized societies to modify, if not alter, their cultural priorities towards the concepts of modern West. In this book, Nandy consciously connives to uncover what Western colonialism has done to its subjects unconsciously, and the alternative language of discourse colonized Indians might have created in the process.

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Of course I was naive. I have had the opportunity in this final year of my engineering life to do a course under Dr. GN Devy. And when a Sahitya Akademi Award winner reckons a book to be the best piece of work to come out of India in the last 50 or so years, I suppose it is worth a read. In these two essays, Nandy discusses how the growth of colonialism in India and the responses to it were unique. The British occupation of India was hardly marked by any bloodshed and even in the history books we hardly read about any sustained violent response to the colonizers, as opposed to the colonization of Africa and of Latin America.

The first essay discuss at depth the psychology adopted by the British to conquer India using the metaphors of masculinity and feminity. The British believed in the superiority of the masculine traits over the feminine.

It can be argued that this ideology came into being with King Henry VIII saying goodbye to Pope and the setting up of the Church of England, though why this happened is another story. Thus, there was this projection of virile young men who went about civilizing the savages. These young men faced a dilemma in India as we were not a country of savages.

Read the book and find out how they resolved their dilemma The essays further highlight the responses from within India to this British image of hyper-masculinty in the form of the early socio-religious reform movements and the military nationalism of the educated middle-class youth. These movements had an inherent flaw to them as they, in their ideology, acknowledged the British superiority by attempting to pay the British in their own coin. It affected the British equally.

The second essay discusses the search of identity within the western and the colonized worlds in the aftermath of colonialism as there was exchange of ideas and collision of cultures. The author explains using the lives of Rudyard Kipling and Sri Aurobindo as strikingly similar yet hugely different examples. Vividly written, this is one of the most interesting pieces of non-fiction I have read. The language and the references would be a little difficult for the casual reader to understand easily, but once you get started, it makes a gripping read.

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Of course I was naive. I have had the opportunity in this final year of my engineering life to do a course under Dr. GN Devy. And when a Sahitya Akademi Award winner reckons a book to be the best piece of work to come out of India in the last 50 or so years, I suppose it is worth a read. In these two essays, Nandy discusses how the growth of colonialism in India and the responses to it were unique.

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But for the Colonized, the psychological after effects and the trauma of subjugation, in all postulated merits, have not yet let them embrace the egalitarian world the apologists conveniently then envisioned. In the prospect of creating a technologically and morally advanced society, even if we ignore hierarchy of market economy, it has created a polarized world that clearly defines between the modern and the primitive, the secular and the non-secular, the scientific and the mystic, the expert and the layman, the developed and the third-world, the protected and the expendable. Nandy argues that Colonialism has not only colonized the geographical material entity but also the mind; by compelling colonized societies to modify, if not alter, their cultural priorities towards the concepts of modern West. This psychological aspect permeates into contemporary politics, rather conspicuously, even after absolute demise of empires and shift in world orders. In this book, Nandy consciously connives to uncover what Western colonialism has done to its subjects unconsciously, and the alternative language of discourse colonized Indians might have created in the process. I know the intro sounds like the first snooze button in a long boring lecture, but I find myself ill equipped to articulate the things that I enjoyed and found enlightening during the read.

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Later, his family moved to Calcutta. When he was 10, British India was partitioned into two sovereign countries — India and Pakistan. He witnessed the time of conflicts and atrocities that followed. Nandy quit medical college after three years before joining Hislop College , Nagpur to study social sciences. However, his academic interest tended increasingly towards clinical psychology and he did his PhD in psychology at Dept.

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