Humanitarian Identity and the Political Sublime, by Khasnabish, Ashmita
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- ISBN: 9780739122921 | 0739122924
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/17/2009
In Humanitarian Identity and the Political Sublime, Ashmita Khasnabish unites Amartya Sen's concept of pluralistic identity with Sri Aurobindo's philosophy of the religion of human unity, where the European and Western philosophy of Enlightenment meets the East/India/Bengali intellectual and spiritual thought. The resulting neo-Enlightenment philosophy of identity incorporates Teresa Brennan's theory of the transmission of affect and the Relational Cultural Theory, culminating in a discussion of the postcolonial literary texts of Rushdie and Kincaid.