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Orientalism & India

Orientalism & India

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Jukka Jouhki : Orientalism and India

In his highly celebrated but also provoking book Orientalism2, Edward Said (1935– 2003) embarks on describing a long European tradition “of coming to terms with the Orient that is based on the Orient’s special place in European Western experience”……
In this realm, versions of origins are offered and resisted in a continuing dialectic; thus Fanon likens the self-justifying ideological operation of colonialism to the mother “who unceasingly restrains her fundamentally perverse offspring from managing to commit suicide and from giving free rein to its evil instincts.

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