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:

Pankaj Mishra has written several books, and his literary and political essays have appeared in The New York Times, New York Review of Books, London Review of Books and Times Literary Supplement, among others.

Some Additional Resources:
From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia

By Pankaj Mishra

Temptations of the West: How To Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and Beyond

By Pankaj Mishra


By Edward Said

India After Gandhi - The History of the World's Largest Democracy

By Ramachandra Guha

Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India

By Ananya Vajpeyi

An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World

By Pankaj Mishra

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Chapter 1: Western Ignorance and Existential Challenges (00:01:32)

Chapter 2: Asian Values (00:09:08)

Chapter 3: Modernity and Imperialism (00:13:32)

Chapter 4: Asian Values Redux (00:18:47)

Chapter 5: Personal Perspective (00:31:23)

Chapter 6: Harnessing a Crisis (00:42:47)

Chapter 8: Empathy and Understanding (00:51:45)