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An Agenda for Cultural Action and Other Essays

Price : $14.75
ISBN # : 9788188789221
Author : K.N. Panikkar
pages: 172
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Three Essays Collectives
Published : 2006

The author focuses on the alliance between the neo-liberal economic policies and Hindu fundamentalism in India, its implication for civil society, and the destruction of the educational system through privatization and rabid communalization. He also discusses the historical context of the Hindu right wing cultural project and outlines the agenda for struggle against the corrosive influence of this homegrown fascism. 1. Colonialism, Culture and Revivalism 2. Hindu Revivalism, a Political and Cultural Project 3. History and Cultural Heritage 4. Cultural Pasts and National Identity 5. Globalisation, Culture and Communalism 6. Outsider as Enemy 7. Whither Indian Education? 8. Higher Education: Perilous Prospects 9. Left Cultural Intervention, Perspectives and Practice 10. Minorites in South Asia 11. An Agenda for Cultural Action Author Bio: KN Panikkar is among the foremost historians of modern India. His books include Against Lord and State: Religion and Peasant Uprisings in Malabar; Culture and Consciousness in Modern India; Culture, Ideology and Hegemony - Intellectuals and Social Consciousness in Colonial India and Before the Night Falls. He has also edited a number of books including A Concerned Indian s Guide to Communalism and the ICHR volume on Towards Freedom, 1940, A Documentary History of the Freedom Struggle (suppressed and withdrawn from press by the former BJP-led regime, now forthcoming). He is currently engaged in preparing a monograph on the intellectual history of colonial India for which he has been awarded Homi Bhabha Senior Fellowship.

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