Ashis Nandy, preeminent cultural and political theorist, has not hesitated to venture into areas previously unvisited by normal social science. His research interests include the political psychology of violence, cultures of knowledge, utopias and visions, and human potentialities and futures. In 2007, Nandy received the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize and, in 2008, was listed as one of 100 top public intellectuals in the world by the Foreign Policy magazine.
He is presently engaged in an investigation of genocide. Nandy has published a number of books, which include Alternative Sciences, At the Edge of Psychology, The Intimate Enemy, The Tao of Cricket, The Illegitimacy of Nationalism, The Savage Freud and Other Essays in Possible and Retrievable Selves, An Ambiguous Journey to the City, The Romance of the State and the Fate of Dissent in the Tropics, Time Warps, Time Treks, and Traditions, Tyranny and Utopias.
Refreshments will be served after the lecture.Presented by the South Asia Research Institute, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.