Anindita N. Balslev
July 12, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 188 Pages
ISBN 9780367172985 - CAT# K413541
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This book proposes a radical shift in the way the world thinks about itself by highlighting the significance of cross-cultural conversations. Moving beyond conventional boundaries, it examines the language in which histories are written; analyses how scientific technology is changing the idea of identity; and highlights the need for a larger identity across nationality, race, religion, gender, ethnicity and class. It asks for a concerted effort to engaging each other in open conversational forums on a range of global issues, altering our attitudes towards self and the other, and unlearning prejudices that perpetuate divisive identities.
The book also explores critical themes such as political actions, solidarity-in-diversity, clash of social identities, tensions between nationalism and globalism, the quest for global peace and authentic meeting of world religions. Further, it discusses the evolving connection between science and religion, focusing on key philosophical ideas that have permeated the Indian cultural soil.
The book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of philosophy, religious studies, science and technology studies, and cultural studies.
Foreword by Karan Singh
Why This Book?
On the Idea of CCC
Cross Cultural Conversation as a New Way 0f Learning
Cultural Diversity and the Quest for a Larger Identity in our Time
Creative Tensions Between Nationalism and Globalism
Living in a Multi-Religious World in an Age of Science
(a) On Religious Identity and Religious Diversity
(b) Science-Religion ‘Samvada’ and the Indian Cultural Heritage
Imagining Soft Boundaries