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May 24, 2012 - 14:00-17:00
Professor Dipak Malik, Director for the Gandhian Institute of Studies in Varanasi, India, holds a lecture at the University of Gothenburg on ”Alternative Modernity” on Thursday 24 May 2012. Prof. Malik is currently on a tour to Finland and Sweden.
Abstract: Modernity is a one-way street flowing from West, industrialism and market-capital as arbiter of political economy. Large number of Indian scholars and statesmen in early period submitted to it. But Gandhi brought a paradigm shift of sort, though it was not exactly generic to Mahatma Gandhi’s praxis, it started much earlier from medieval times, from the alternative offered by the “Bhakti movement” particularly trenchant Voices like that of Kabir.
Venue: room D411, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6, Gothenburg.
For more information please contact Sigridur Beck at sigridur.beck(at)hum.gu.se.
All are welcome!