Pankaj Mishra. Author of From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia (Penguin India)
The three protagonists of From The Ruins, Iran’s Jamal al-din al-Afghani, China’s Lian Qichao and India’s Rabindranath Tagore, not only inspired and animated (often through contradiction and disagreement) to the continent’s anti-colonial movements, but were also internationalist visionaries, all too aware of the potential failures of brittle models of liberal democracy and nationalism. Mishra spoke about his book to Supriya Nair, in Mint.
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In New York Times, Pankaj Mishra's life story.