आशीष नंदी / Ashis Nandy
Ashis Nandy (b. 1937) is one of the leading social, cultural and political critics of India. His field covers a vast area of thinking such as public conscience, political psychology, mass violence, nationalism and culture. He has worked on cultures of knowledge, visions, and dialogues of civilizations.
He is Honorary Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies and Chairperson of the Committee for Cultural Choices and Global Futures. Nandy has been a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., a Charles Wallace Fellow at the University of Hull, and a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, University of Edinburgh. He held the first UNESCO Chair at the Center for European Studies, University of Trier, in 1994. He received the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2007. In 2008 he was listed as one of the top 100 public intellectuals of the world by the magazine, Foreign Policy, published by The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Select publications include “Alternative Science” (1980), “The Savage Freud and Other Essays in Possible and Retrievable Selves” (1995), “An Ambiguous Journey to the City: The Village and Other Odd Ruins of the Self in Indian Imagination” (2001), “Time Warps: The Insistent Politics of Silent and Evasive Pasts” (2002) and “A Very Popular Exile” (2007).
(Bio courtesy Wikipedia.)