Three Thinkers Who Remade Asia
“The central event of the last century,” writes Indian author Pankaj Mishra, “was the intellectual and political awakening of Asia and its emergence from the ruins of both Asian and European empires.”
His new book, From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia, profiles Liang Qichao, Rabindranath Tagore, and Jamal Al-Din Al-Afghani, three men whose writings and political activism helped revive nationalism in China, India, and the Muslim world, setting the stage for today’s rise of the East.
Join us for this enlightening talk by one of India's leading young public intellectuals.
Book signing to follow the program
“In his brilliant new book, Pankaj Mishra reverses the long gaze of the West upon the East, showing modern history as it has been felt by the majority of the world’s population from Turkey to China. These are the amazing stories of the grandfathers of today’s angry Asians. Excellent!”
Winner, Nobel Prize in Literature