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Crucifying the Orient: Russian Orientalism and the Colonization of Caucasus and Central Asia Kalpana Sahni

Crucifying the Orient: Russian Orientalism and the Colonization of Caucasus and Central Asia

Kalpana Sahni

Published July 17th 2006
ISBN : 9789748299501
Hardcover
344 pages
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(Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture). This major work lays bare the willful destruction of peoples, cultures and the environment by a centralized state. It is about the dehumanization of society, of human dignity and human values.More(Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture). This major work lays bare the willful destruction of peoples, cultures and the environment by a centralized state. It is about the dehumanization of society, of human dignity and human values. The nightmare goes back to czarist times, when colonization of the ancestral lands of the peoples of Caucasus and Central Asia commenced. It was then that the orientalist attitudes surfaced, so admirably diagnosed by Edward Said in his major work Orientalism, resulting in the denigration of the conquered peoples, portraying them as savage barbarians. The soviet leaders and system largely continued the basic policies, and perpetuated the basic attitudes, of the czars towards the indigenous peoples of the conquered lands.