Journals Higher Education



29 March 2008

628 Pages

ISBN: 9780195693225

Bookseller Code (06)


A Very Popular Exile

An Omnibus comprising The Tao of Cricket; An Ambiguous Journey to the City; Traditions, Tyranny and Utopias

Ashis Nandy

This Omnibus edition brings together three of Ashis Nandy's popular books. The Tao of Cricket is an account of how cricket, once the preserve of the Victorian gentry, is now more South Asian than English. An Ambiguous Journey to the City is the story of a territorial journey between the village and the city in which Nandy contends that the true potentialities of Indian cosmopolitanism and urbanity cannot be realized without rediscovering the myth of the village. Traditions, Tyranny and Utopias explores the ways in which the East and its protagonists developed ways of countering Western cultural imperialism.