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The Resource Temptations of the West : how to be modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond, Pankaj Mishra

Temptations of the West : how to be modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond, Pankaj Mishra

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Temptations of the West : how to be modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond
Title
Temptations of the West
Title remainder
how to be modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Pankaj Mishra
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Traveling in the changing cultures of South Asia, Mishra sees the pressures - the temptations - of Western-style modernity and prosperity, and adroitly teases out the paradoxes of globalization. A visit to Allahabad, the birth-place of Jawaharlal Nehru, occasions a brief history of the tumultuous post-independence politics Nehru set in motion. In Kashmir, just after the brutal killing of thirty-five Sikhs, he sees Muslim guerrillas playing with Sikh village children while the media ponder a (largely irrelevant) visit by President Clinton. And in Tibet he exquisitely parses the situation whereby the Chinese government - officially atheist and strongly opposed to a free Tibet - has discovered that Tibetan Buddhism can be "packaged and sold to tourists.""--Jacket
Summary
A cultural and political analysis of the paradoxical benefits and consequences of globalization considers both the pressures and temptations of western-style modernity and prosperity on the rest of the world, citing examples in such regions as Allahabad, Kashmir, and Tibet. By the author of An End to Suffering
Tone
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2006
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163045
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mishra, Pankaj
Dewey number
954.05
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS337
LC item number
.M58 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Asia
  • South Asia
  • Mishra, Pankaj
  • Mishra, Pankaj
  • Civilization
  • Travel
  • South Asia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how to be modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond
Label
Temptations of the West : how to be modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond, Pankaj Mishra
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Essays first appearing in slightly different forms in The New York Review of Books, Granta, The New York Times Magazine, and the Guardian Weekend Magazine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocm67240266
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780312426415
Lccn
2006011987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)67240266
Label
Temptations of the West : how to be modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond, Pankaj Mishra
Publication
Note
Essays first appearing in slightly different forms in The New York Review of Books, Granta, The New York Times Magazine, and the Guardian Weekend Magazine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocm67240266
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780312426415
Lccn
2006011987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)67240266

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