Background reading

In order to create fruitful collaborations, it is important to reflect about the relationship between Europe as a cultural entity and India as a cultural entity (and by extension, Asia as a cultural entity). Current results of our reflections on this relationship can be found in the India Platform vision note (see “Notes and Reports”). In addition, we also list a collection of articles and notes that delve deeper into the different directions introduced in the vision note (see “Books and Articles”). Below is a small selection of background documents we find relevant to read on the topic.

India-Belgium Joint Statement during the visit of Prime Minister to Belgium

All Roads lead to Jerusalem


This website contains articles of many kinds: published papers; ideas that are yet to be developed in a form of theory; posts that help to clarify/understand the research program “Comparative Science...

Publication Date/Year:2016-01-21
Author Name:S.N. Balagangadhara

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Rising Asia and Old Europe need to work together

Will They Return? – The willingness of potential faculty to return to India and the key factors affecting their decisions.


    Executive Summary India needs to recruit at least one million new faculty members for its college and universities if it is to meet the government’s ambitious target to offer a higher education...

Publisher:RUTGERS - The State University of New Jersey
Publication Date/Year:2011-03-01
Author Name:Venkatesh Kumar, Anne-Laure Winkler, David Finegold

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Contemporary Indian Views of Europe