Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stockholm Syndrome and Roy

Arundati Roy is one of the best examples of Stockholm Syndrome

While she is not worth discussing (I hate even putting her name on my blog), the fact that this syndrome affects most Indians is worth discussing. The Indian mind set has now been conditioned to "surrender" easily. This may be because of 1000 years of constant state of submission to external rulers. We now feel it's comfortable to deal with a situation from a position of defense rather than offense.

"Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in an abducted hostage, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker, regardless of the danger (or at least risk) in which they have been placed. "

1 comment:

Rathchakra said...

Outrageous comment. Liked the bit about "indian tolerance" from the Sify article though. Are we maturing in the regard of not burning effigies and/or issuing fatwas when an individual publicly voices his/her opinion?