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India and Civilizational Futures: Backwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics II

Vinay Lal


India and Civilizational Futures is the second volume to emerge from the deliberations of the Backwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics, a group comprised largely of Indian scholars, writers, and intellectuals that was formed in late 2010 with the intent of considering how the intellectual and cultural resources of Indic civilization, and more broadly the Global South, might be deployed to introduce incommensurability and greater plurality into the world of modern knowledge systems. The members and friends of the Collective are animated by various passions: though some are interested i ... More

Keywords: Universalism, Indic civilization, Gandhi, Buddhism, hospitality, learning, bhakti, Narayana Guru, Tagore, cosmopolitanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199499069
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199499069.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vinay Lal, editor
Professor of History & Asian American Studies, UCLA