From the Ruins of Empire - The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia
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riveting and first among equals

ruins of the empire is a well researched and rehearsed book. pankaj mishra writes with no strings attached. it shows how modernity is defined with western standards and how often the eastern civilizations is seen as out of context in modern times. but people should not see this book as another on the clash of civilizations.the book takes the whole of asian in its panorma right from the japanese triumph over russia to tagore's visit to china.mishra takes us to the fiery era of 1920s when great...
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kumar harsh

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Aug, 2012

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MUST READ

Book thoroughly covers the prominent enlightening figures of 20th century some of them are more like unsung hero. chapters dealing with middle east are very good and well researched.

A great effort toward reconciliation and helps to understand the nation-in-making process of Asian countries.language is not very tough.
Book is worth reading.
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awanish singh

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Feb, 2014

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Master writer, doing what he does best

When the industrial revolution backed West stomped its way to East, how did the East react? What shape did the protest take? An amazing book that brings to light some of the lesser known, less glamorous but equally important characters that helped shape Asia's destinies. Must read for Pankaj Mishra fans
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Amir Hasan

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Nov, 2013

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Essential Reading

Pankaj Mishra's work was extremely well put together to bring a reader, Asian or Western, to terms with the international dilemma we are facing today and all need to overcome.
This book will hopefully become essential reading for students of history(aren't we all just that!).
The ultimate topic here is not the clash of civilisations, but the demands of human social, political and spiritual evolution. He gives us an historical key to help resolve the puzzle of human endeavour.
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Francois Grenier

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Oct, 2012

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East Speaks Back

From wispy dreams and muffled cries under the yoke of West, the East is resurgent once again. Pankaj Mishra captures its earliest voices that gave form to aspirations that sought freedom from the political, social, technological and cultural hegemony of the West.

Pankaj brings all the tools of a modern historian to the table, his research is thorough and the little sidenotes that he highlights for every character brings each persona nearer to our grasp.

And unlike Marxist historians or We...
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Mahesh CR

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Aug, 2014

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Best in the market!

A great book with a detailed historical account. i felt quite guilty reading this book casually (already started forgetting some facts that I learnt in this book) that I have started to taking notes while reading it the second time round.
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Fredun Srinivasan

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A Must Read

This is a gem. Reading this has been a great experience for me. One recurring theme of this book are people who weren't or initially didn't start out as complete europhiles or traditionalists but their respective situation demanded that they take a standpoint different from their initial conviction. Thus Afghani's view of British India compels him to follow Pan-Islam ideas while chinese intellectuals' view of British india led to them being less traditionalist than before. And Sayyid Qutb's ...
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chiranjib

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Apr, 2014

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