S.N. Balagangadhara

in Reconceptualizing India Studies

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780198082965
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081936 | DOI:

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This chapter introduces the theme of the book through a question: What can India offer to the world of today and tomorrow? It explains how and why formulating an answer to this question is important for a reconceptualization of India studies. In the book a first step is taken in clearing the intellectual deadwood that prevents us from formulating this question adequately. It then introduces the different chapters of the book.

Keywords: European descriptions; Indian culture; western culture; caste system; liberal state

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Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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