Talk

Pankaj Mishra: From the Ruins of Empire

23 Jul 2012

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 18:00
Friday
11:00 – 18:00
Saturday
11:00 – 18:00
Sunday
Closed

Cost of entry

Free

The Mosaic Rooms

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Earls Court Tube

Save Event: Pankaj Mishra: From the Ruins of Empire

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

About

The Mosaic Rooms is delighted to invite you to the launch of Pankaj Mishra's new book: FROM THE RUINS OF EMPIRE The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia Monday 23 July, 7pm The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe. Foreign soldiers and merchants tore apart the great empires which had once formed the heart of civilization. It was clear that for Asia to recover a vast intellectual effort would be required. Pankaj Mishra's fascinating new book tells the story of a remarkable group of men from across the continent who met the challenge of the West. Incessantly travelling, questioning and agonising, they both hated the West and recognised that an Asian renaissance needed to be fuelled in part by engagement with the enemy. Through many setbacks and wrong turns, a powerful, contradictory and ultimately unstoppable series of ideas were created that now lie behind everything from the Chinese Communist Party to Al Qaeda, from Indian nationalism to the Muslim Brotherhood. Pankaj Mishra is the author of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana, The Romantics, An End to Suffering and Temptations of the West. He writes principally for the Guardian, New York Times, London Review of Books and New York Review of Books. He lives in London and Shimla. Free, rsvp@mosaicrooms.org

Comments

Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.