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Temptations of the West How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond

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ISBN-10: 0312426410

ISBN-13: 9780312426415

Edition: N/A

Authors: Pankaj Mishra

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nbsp; ANew York Times Book ReviewEditors' Choice nbsp; InTemptations of the West,Pankaj Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on journeys through South Asia, and considers the pressures of Western-style modernity and prosperity on the region. Beginning in India, his examination takes him from the realities of Bollywood stardom, to the history of Jawaharlal Nehru's post-independence politics. In Kashmir, he reports on the brutal massacre of thirty-five Sikhs, and its intriguing local aftermath. And in Tibet, he exquisitely parses the situation whereby the atheist Chinese government has discovered that Tibetan Buddhism can be "packaged and sold to tourists."Temptations of the Westis essential reading about a conflicted and rapidly changing region of the world.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 6/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Pankaj Mishra is currently editing an anthology of contemporary Indian writers. He divides his time between New Delhi & Simla.

Preface
Prologue
Benares: Learning to Read
Allahabad: The Nehrus, the Gandhis, and Democracy
Ayodhya: The Modernity of Hinduism
Bollywood: India Shining
Kashmir: The Cost of Nationalism
Pakistan: Jihad Globalized
Afghanistan: Communists, Mullahs, and Warlords
Nepal: The "People's War"
Tibet: A Backward Country