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From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia

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A Financial Times and The Economist Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Book Review Editors Choice

A SURPRISING, GRIPPING NARRATIVE DEPICTING THE THINKERS WHOSE IDEAS SHAPED CONTEMPORARY CHINA, INDIA, AND THE MUSLIM WORLD

A little more than a century ago, independent thinkers across Asia sought to frame a distinct intellectual tradition that would inspire the continents rise to dominance. Yet this did not come to pass, and today those thinkers—Tagore, Gandhi, and later Nehru in India; Liang Qichao and Sun Yat-sen in China; Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and Abdurreshi al Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire—are seen as outsiders within the main anticolonial tradition. But as Pankaj Mishra demonstrates in this enthralling portrait of like minds, Asias revolt against the West is not the one led by faith-fired terrorists and thwarted peasants; rather, it is rooted in the ideas of these once renowned intellectuals. Now, when the ascendency of Asia seems possible as never before, From the Ruins of Empire is as necessary as it is timely—a book indispensable to our understanding of the world and our place in it.  

About the Author

Pankaj Mishra was born in India in 1969 and lives in London and Mashobra, India. The author of An End to Suffering (FSG, 2004) and Temptations of the West (FSG, 2006), as well as a novel, The Romantics, he writes for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, and The Guardian.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250037718
Author:
Mishra, Pankaj
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
World History-Asia
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
The Revolt Against t
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 6 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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History and Social Science » Asia » General
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Religion » Eastern Religions » Philosophy General

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