Sunday, December 09, 2007

Break this illogical and distorting order of knowledge dispensation

During his recent visit to India, Ken Livingstone, the mayor of London, wrote a feel good piece in The Times of India on November 19, 2007 with the startling caption: Britain As India's Colony [2:06 AM]. Now the West is ready to do business with India. The 123 agreement, itself, signifies that they are even willing to share power. This is a major gain that India has pocketed from Globalization.

But the same degree of leverage has not been achieved in the field of philosophy and social science. Going by the newspaper articles it becomes apparent that India doesn’t exist in the mind of the scholars in the West. The Indian context is never alluded to in sociological analyses. The Veda, for instance, is yet to find a mention in their University syllabi pertaining to Ancient philosophy.

We shall have to break this illogical and distorting order of knowledge dispensation. Savitri Erans have the consent and sanction of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo in this respect. Sri Aurobindo himself was writing in the Bande Mataram a century ago inaugurating such an agenda. Prof. S. K. Maitra, heroically, has sounded the heralds. Wide-ranging writing must commence to win this more difficult war. [TNM] 11:34 PM 2:37 PM

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