Turning the Mirror: A View From the East
A conversation with Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra discusses the long-term impact of Western colonialism and agression on the lives of those in the East, set against the background of his own personal development.

About Pankaj Mishra:
Mishra

Pankaj Mishra was born in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India and has a bachelor's degree from Allahabad University and a Masters in English literature from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has written several books, and his literary and political essays have appeared in The New York Times, t...

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Video Chapters

Introduction (00:00)

Chapter 1: Western Ignorance and Existential Challenges (1:31)

Chapter 2: Asian Values (7:37)

Chapter 3: Modernity and Imperialism (12:01)

Chapter 4: Asian Values Redux (17:15)

Chapter 5: Personal Perspective (29:51)

Chapter 6: Harnessing a Crisis (41:16)

Chapter 7: Empathy and Understanding (50:14)

Credits (1:04)