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Father India : how encounters with an ancient culture transformed the modern west

Author: Jeffery Paine
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Over the past hundred years, India has held an enormous fascination for western intellectuals and artists. Father India explores the life-changing influence of the subcontinent on western ideas of modernity by narrating the curious, spellbinding stories of a succession of twentieth-century Europeans and Americans. These major cultural figures - including Lord Curzon, Annie Besant, E.M. Forster, Carl Jung, William  Read more...
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Paine, Jeffery, 1944-
Father India.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1998
(OCoLC)607095409
Online version:
Paine, Jeffery, 1944-
Father India.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1998
(OCoLC)607836798
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffery Paine
ISBN: 0060173033 9780060173036
OCLC Number: 38392587
Description: vii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Travels in Alternative Modernity --
pt. I. Society. 1. The Great Game Gone Mad. 2. Old Priestess for a New Politics --
pt. II. Self. 3. Rites Europeans Seldom Shared. 4. Head of Darkness --
pt. III. Universe. 5. Spirituality's Back Door. 6. The Gandhian Century --
Conclusion: At the End of the World --
Epilogue: Trying to Remember the Twentieth Century --
Appendix. Interpreting the Interpreters.
Responsibility: Jeffery Paine.
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"Over the past hundred years, India has held an enormous fascination for western intellectuals and artists. Father India explores the life-changing influence of the subcontinent on western ideas of modernity by narrating the curious, spellbinding stories of a succession of twentieth-century Europeans and Americans. These major cultural figures - including Lord Curzon, Annie Besant, E.M. Forster, Carl Jung, William Butler Yeats, V.S. Naipaul, Christopher Isherwood, and Martin Luther King, Jr., among others - acted out their most secret dreams in India." "Gandhi's answer to the question "Why now?" as he observed one westerner after another come to his own ashram, is telling: The contemporary West had misplaced its soul, and pilgrims to India were on a mission to retrieve it. In the process, their unconscious assumptions about politics, religion, and identity in their own cultures were turned upside-down and laid open to question."--Jacket.

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