Very popular Exile: An omnibus comprising: The Tao of Cricket; An Ambiguous Journey to the City; Traditions, Tyranny, a by Ashis Nandy

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This paperback edition, with an Introduction by Imtiaz Ahmed, brings together three of Ashis Nandy's popular books - The Tao of Cricket, An Ambiguous Journey to the City, and Traditions, Tyranny, and Utopias. The first uses the metaphor of cricket to examine how the politics of culturalchoices has played out in South Asia. Nandy examines the evolution of the game itself-a legacy of the colonial past that has been increasingly appropriated to South Asian popular culture. This is a book on cricket that after a point becomes a psychological analysis of worldviews, ideologies,cultural exchanges, and political choices. The second is the story of the myth of the journey between the village and the city and the changes that myth has undergone. By showing that the urban-industrial vision as the hallmark of civilization is a misnomer, Nandy reiterates the need to recover thevillage in the Indian imagination in order to fully realize its potential. The third book is a critique of the Western model of linear progress and an examination of the ambivalent East-West relationship. He is particularly interested in uncovering the subversive ways in which the oppressed, even intheir subjugation, reject these imposed technocratic values to find alternative humane concepts of compassion, justice, dissent, and freedom.

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Ashis Nandy is Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
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Title:Very popular Exile: An omnibus comprising: The Tao of Cricket; An Ambiguous Journey to the City…Format:PaperbackDimensions:540 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionI. The Tao of Cricket: On Games of Destiny and the Destiny of GamesPrefacePreface to the OUP Edition1. Tradition, Transgression and Norms2. The Wistful Camel and the Eye of the Needle3. Victory, Defeat and the Future of the SavageNotesIndexII. An Ambiguous Journey to the City: The Village and Other Odd Ruins of the Self in the Indian ImaginationPreface1. The Journey to the Past as a Journey into the Self: The Remembered Village and the Poisoned City2. 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 Cinema3. The Journey to the Village as a Journey to the Centre of the Self: Mrinal Sen's Search for a Radical Cinema4. The Invisible Holocaust and the Journey as an Exodus: The Poisoned Village and the Stranger CityIndexIII. Traditions, Tyranny, and Utopias: Essays in the Politics of AwarenessRoger Garaudy: ForewordPreface1. Evaluating Utopias: Considerations for a Dialogue of Cultures and Faiths2. Towards a Third World Utopia3. Reconstructing Childhood: A Critique of the Ideology of Adulthood4. The Traditions of Technology5. Science, Authoritarianism and Culture: On the Scope and Limits of Isolation Outside the Clinic6. From Outside the Imperium: Gandhi's Cultural Critique of the WestIndex