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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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)