Books and articles

The IP is based on research, reflection and scientific enquiry into cultural difference and the problems facing India and Europe. Below you will find the results of this research relevant for the India Platform, presented in academic books and articles as well as in shorter articles published in the popular press.

Rethinking a Humboldtian Vision for the Twenty-First Century

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This article discusses Humboldtian ideas and higher education from the point of view of Europe. However, it is possible to see the deep resonances and equally importantly the dissonances with the...

Publisher:Tumkur University
Publication Date/Year:2013-06-01
Author Name:S.N. Balagangadhara

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Colonialism and its Impact on India: A Critique of Pollock Hypothesis

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This paper attempts to develop a systematic critique of Sheldon Pollock’s massive and important work on South Asian cultures. It argues that the absence of a theory of cultural difference undercuts...

Publisher:Tumkur University
Publication Date/Year:2013-06-01
Author Name:Dunkin Jalki

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The Dark Hour of Secularism

The lost honour of India Studies – A review of Balagangadhara’s “Reconceptualizing India Studies”

Documentary on Colonial Consciousness and Indian culture

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The Educators’ Society for the Heritage of India (ESHI) and Hindu Students Council (HSC) are releasing ‘Beware of God’: an educational documentary series concerning Indian culture. Based on the work of...

Publisher:ESHIFilms
Publication Date/Year:2012-04-18
Editor Name:Array

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Jaina Literature: cultural questions

Is there a caste system in India? ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಜಾತಿ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ ಇದೆಯೇ?

Doing Development Research in Asia: Problems and Perspectives

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Because the notion of 'relevance' is deeply context bound, I argue that we need to broaden our understanding of development to include 'conditions for development'. In this paper, I reflect on...

Publisher:Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences
Publication Date/Year:2012
Author Name:S.N. Balagangadhara

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Hudukatavannu Nillisadirona (Translation of “We Shall Not Cease from Exploration”)

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Publisher:Akshara
Publication Date/Year:2012
Author Name:Balagangadhara Rao
Translator Name:Sadananda Janekere S.

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Reconceptualizing India Studies

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This book asserts that postcolonial studies and modern India studies are in need of theoretical rejuvenation. Post Said's Orientalism, postcolonialism, as a discipline, has drifted into the realm of paralysing self-reflection...

Publisher:Oxford University Press
Publication Date/Year:2012
Author Name:S.N. Balagangadhara

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