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An ambiguous journey to the city: the village and the odd ruins of the self in the Indian imagination

By: Nandy, Ashis.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Oxford University Press 2007Description: xiii, 146 p.ISBN: 9780195683974.Subject(s): India - Civilization | Motion pictures | Motion pictures - Social aspects | Politics and government | Rural-urban migration | Voyages and travels - PhilosophyDDC classification: 306.0954 Summary: Divided into four sections, this book tells the story of India's ambivalent affair with the modern city through the myth of the journey between the village and the city, and the changes that myth has undergone. It loks at the vicissitudes of the metaphor of journey; profiles various heroes as they negotiate the transitions from the village to the city and back to the village; and focuses on the psychopathological journey from a poisoned village into a self-annihilating city. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/an-ambiguous-journey-to-the-city-9780195683974?q=An%20ambiguous%20journey%20to%20the%20city&lang=en&cc=us#
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Divided into four sections, this book tells the story of India's ambivalent affair with the modern city through the myth of the journey between the village and the city, and the changes that myth has undergone. It loks at the vicissitudes of the metaphor of journey; profiles various heroes as they negotiate the transitions from the village to the city and back to the village; and focuses on the psychopathological journey from a poisoned village into a self-annihilating city.

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