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Ashis Nandy and Ramin Jahanbegloo

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195678987

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678987.001.0001

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Tradition and Modernity

Tradition and Modernity

(p.54) Part III Tradition and Modernity
Talking India

Ashis Nandy

Oxford University Press

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

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