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The Revenge of the East?
by Namit Arora A review of Pankaj Mishra’s "From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia". A few hundred years ago, a powerful cultural force arose in Western Europe that would later spread out and overwhelm much of...
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at
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On the Void of Nagarjuna
By Namit Arora In December 2005, I took a bus out of the coastal city of Vijayawada in South India. Heading west, I passed small towns and villages whose names—opaque to me because written only in Telugu—I kept guessing at...
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at
On Caste Privilege
By Namit Arora An early goal of British imperialists in India was to create a class of local elites in their own image. They would be, wrote Macaulay, ‘interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern; a class of...
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at
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