Temptations of the West
How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond by Pankaj Mishra
- Published: Oct 11, 2020
A vivid, often surprising account of South Asia today by the author of An End to Suffering In his new book, Pankaj Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on travels that are at once epic and personal. Traveling in the changing... read more
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- Exact title of the book
- Temptations of the West
- Book author
- Pankaj Mishra
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- Jun 12, 2007
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A vivid, often surprising account of South Asia today by the author of An End to Suffering In his new book, Pankaj Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on travels that are at once epic and personal. Traveling in the changing cultures of South Asia, Mishra sees the pressuresthe temptationsof Western-style modernity and prosperity, and teases out the paradoxes of globalization. A visit to Allahabad, birthplace 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 thirtyfive Sikhs, Mishra sees Muslim guerrillas playing with Sikh village children while the media ponder a (largely irrelevant) visit by President Clinton. And in Tibet Mishra exquisitely parses the situation whereby the Chinese governmentofficially atheist and strongly opposed to a free Tibethas discovered that Tibetan Buddhism can "be packaged and sold to tourists." Temptations of the West is a book concerned with history still in the makingessential reading about a conflicted and rapidly changing region.
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