Tuesday, September 24, 2013

From the Ruins of Empire by Pankaj Mishra

This book’s full title is “From the Ruins of Empire, The revolt against the west and the remaking of Asia. Pankaj Mishra has his own web site. He writes from the point of view of Asia being colonized by Europe. Of course, his view is just as distorted as some Western writers of European imperialism, but it is a fascinating book on Asian viewpoints.

There is a great review of this book at The Guardian. There is also a very interesting review at The Telegraph which also touches on the argument he got into with Niall Ferguson.

There is a radio interview of Pankaj Mishra by Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC.

Pankaj Mishra and Ian Buruma discuss Mishra's new book, From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.in a YouTube video. The introduction last some 7 minutes. Ian Buruma interviews Pankaj Mishra. The interview lasts about 30 minutes and then there is a Q&A. There is another interview by Michael Woods of Pankaj Mishra at The British Library . There is a lecture by Pankaj Mishra at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Denver University.

On my website is how to find this book on Amazon if you care to purchase it. See Mishra. Also, this book review and other books I have reviewed are on my website at Book Reviews.

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