Irwin Allan Sealy


Irwin Allan Sealy is an Indian novelist and poet. He lives in the foothills of the Himalayas where he writes for a living. His first novel The Trotter-Nama: A Chronicle was published in 1988 and tells the story of seven generations of an Anglo-Indian family and it is regarded as one of the classics of modern Indian writing. His The Everest Hotel: A Calendar was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1998. Sealy has won a number of awards for his writing including the Commonwealth Best Book Award in 1989, Sahitya Akademi Award in 1991, the Crossword Book Award in 1998 and the Padma Shiri in 2012.

埃爾文阿蘭西利(Irwin Allan Sealy),小說家,詩人,居於喜馬拉雅山山麓,以寫作為生。1988 年他發表了第一部長篇小說 The Trotter-Nama: A Chronicle,講述一個英印家族七代人的故事,成為印度現代文學的經典之作。他的另一部小說 The Everest Hotel: A Calendar 入圍  1998 年布克獎。西利的作品曾獲多項殊榮,包括 1989 年的聯邦最佳書獎(Commonwealth Best Book Award)、1991 年印度國家文學院大獎(Sahitya Akademi Award)、1998年字謎書獎(Crossword Book Award)以及 2012 年印度蓮花士勳章(Padma Shri)。

Ashis Nandy


Ashis Nandy is a world-renowned political psychologist, social theorist, and cultural critic. Long-time head of the influential Centre for Studies of Developing Societies in New Delhi, Nandy is a clinical psychologist who constantly applies psychoanalysis to the unconscious dimensions of mass-culture in India and Southern Asia. He has provided in-depth theoretical critiques of European colonialism, secularism, nuclearism and cosmopolitanism, covering such many topics as modernity, history, religion, literature, film, psychology, science and development. Nandy had received the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2007. In 2008 he appeared on the list of the Top 100 Public Intellectuals Poll of the Foreign Policy magazine, published by The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

阿西斯.南迪(Ashis Nandy)是世界知名的政治心理學家、社會理論家及文化評論家,長期擔任新德里重要機構「發展中社會研究中心」(Centre for Studies of Developing Societies)負責人。他也是一位臨床心理學家,一直以來用精神分析的方法解讀印度及東南亞大眾文化的無意識層面。他對歐洲的殖民主義、世俗主義、核武器主義及世界主義有深入的理論批判,主題涵蓋現代性、歷史、宗教、文學、電影、心理、科學及發展等範疇。南迪於 2007 年獲福岡亞洲文化獎(Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize)。2008 年卡耐基國際和平組織(The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)的《外交政策》(Foreign Policy)雜誌將南迪評選為全球百大公眾知識分子。