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Ashis Nandy



Biography

Ashis Nandy, trained as a sociologist and clinical psychologist, is also known for his work in political science and future studies. However, during the last three decades, he has travelled through some of the less familiar territories of social knowledge such as scientific creativity, future studies, post-developmental and post-secular visions, cities of the mind, myths of nation-states, and alternatives. He is associated with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (Delhi), of which he was director for a number of years. He has also been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center; Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin; and Regent's Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles.  Among his many books are: Alternative Sciences; At the Edge of Psychology; The Intimate Enemy; The Tao of Cricket; The Illegitimacy of Nationalism; The Savage Freud and Other Essays in Possible and Retrievable Selves; An Ambiguous Journey to the City; Time Warps; The Romance of the State and the Fate of Dissent in the Tropics and Traditions; and Tyranny and Utopias.
Ashis Nandy