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The Dancing Peacock: Indian Insights into Religion and Development

 
Kuruvilla Pandikattu (Editor) James Ponniah (Editor)
Synopsis

This volume gathers together twelve critical and creative essays on development and religion. It explores some theoretical concepts that deepens our understanding of human development. It analyses how religion has been instrumental and detrimental to human progress. It critiques, based on ethics of the marginalized, the phenomenon development and offers possible alternatives to a human development that is all inclusive, interdisciplinary and relevant to our challenging times.

Dedicated to Prof. Kurien Kunnumpuram SJ, this volume encourages interdisciplinary research on human potentials, fosters creative religious vision in promoting a more humane and integral development, that is sensitive to the marginalised (Dalits, Tribals, Women) and open to contemporary concerns (ecological sustainability, spiritual openness, etc.).

Exploring untrodden frontiers, this book offers hope for an integral and integrated development, inspired by the rich Indian heritage and wisdom.

 

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About the author

James Ponniah

Dr. James Ponniah, (1989-) is the Head of the Department of Indian Studies at Jnana Deepa Vidaypeeth (JDV). He holds a doctorate from the University of Madras on Folk Religion and Ritual Power in Society. He has conducted workshops on various topics as religion and Globalisation,Transdisciplinarity, Religion and Information Age, and presented papers on various subjects like Subaltern Religion and Rituals, Ecology and Folk Religion, Folk Shamans in India, Study of Subaltern Religious Experience and Indian Christian Theology Human Emancipation, Here and Now: A Folk Religious perspective, and published many articles in different national and international journals on variety of topics. At present, he is a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Dancing Peacock: Indian Insights into Religion and Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 09.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183873413
length xix+276p., Notes; Tables; References; Index; 23cm.