An Ambiguous Journey to the City: The Village and Othe Odd Ruins of the Self in the Indian…

Paperback | April 1, 2007

byAshis Nandy

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Divided into four sections, this book tells the story of India's ambivalent affair with the modern city throug hthe myth of the journey between the village and the city, and the changes that myth has undergone. It loks at the vicissitudes of the metaphor of journey; profiles various heroes asthey negotiate the transitions from the village to the city and back to the village; and focuses on the psychopathological journey from a poisoned village into a self-annihilating city.

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Divided into four sections, this book tells the story of India's ambivalent affair with the modern city throug hthe myth of the journey between the village and the city, and the changes that myth has undergone. It loks at the vicissitudes of the metaphor of journey; profiles various heroes asthey negotiate the transitions from the vil...

Ashis Nandy is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.35 inPublished:April 1, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195683978

ISBN - 13:9780195683974

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