In the early part of the 20th century, thinkers like India's Mahatma Gandhi and China's Liang Qichao worked to forge a distinctly Asian intellectual tradition. What were the roots of this misunderstood generation of scholars? Though it did not come to pass, how did they hope to inspire Asia's anticipated rise to dominance?
Pankaj Mishra is an Indian author and writer of literary and political essays. His books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and An End to Suffering: the Buddha in the World.
Speaker: Pankaj Mishra
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