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Interview: Pankaj Mishra—The inner turmoil that fuels terrorism

The west has forgotten how traumatic modernisation can be

By Sameer Rahim  

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Pankaj Mishra was born in North India in 1969. Educated at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, he currently lives in London. One of the most prominent essayists of his generation, his new book, The Age of Anger (reviewed by Stefan Collini in the February issue of Prospect) explores the roots of the radical nativism engulfing our world. How are violent jihadism, Hindu nationalism and Donald Trump connected? Mishra, speaking to Prospect’s Arts…

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