“In fact, the anti-Muslim stance of much of Hindu nationalism can be construed as partly a displaced hostility against the colonial power which could not be expressed directly because of the new legitimacy created within Hinduism for this power. Such a dynamic would seem to roughly duplicate the displacement of Oedipal hostilities in the authoritarian personality.” –Ashis Nandy
The much acclaimed Indian political psychologist and social theorist Ashis Nandy took part in a thought-provoking session at Kerala Literature Festival 2018 on the topic Mass Psychology of Fascism. Let's stroll through his thoughts on the subject.
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