India In Our Minds

By Ooi Kee Beng

December 2013 EDITORIAL
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Today, when we talk about the rise of China and India, we lazily think of them as similar items – ancient and rich civilisations coming into their own in modern times. However, we should also remind ourselves of how deeply they captured the imagination of the world for millennia, and will continue to do so.This month, let’s take a peek at the idea of “India”. For starters, no Indian language except Tamil (which uses Inthiya) refers to the country as...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: wikibeng.com


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