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Globalization, Transnationalism, Gender and Ecological Engagements

Purushottama Bilimoria (Editor) Amy Rayner (Editor)

The chapters examine the discourse on globalisation and transnationalism especially their impact on areas like diaspora, ecology, yoga and spirituality. Scholars explore broadly fundamental and sustainable issues of civil rights, diaspora as a transnational phenomenon, challenges of class and gender in a globalising world, and the link between religious conflicts, morality and war. They deal with Pashupata sect tenets, commodification of spiritual practices of the East such as transcendental meditation practices, and the discourse of Indian gurus taking up examples of Ammachi, referred to as ‘The Mother’, of Kerala, and SriSri Ravi Shankar, and seeing whether they advocate a form of reverse orientalism. Referring to developments around the world and critiquing some of them, they deal with the influence of Gandhi on the American civil rights movement, the US ‘war on terror’, Indian-Australian cultural diplomacy, and biosystems management with reference to the Muslim and Hindu traditions in Bangladesh.

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About the author

Purushottama Bilimoria

Dr. Purushottama Bilimoria, PhD is a Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Deakin University and Senior Fellow at Melbourne University.  He Has held fellowships and has lectured in universities in the USA, UK, Europe, Canada, and India.  Dr. Bilimoria is a visiting professor at State University of New York, Stony Brook and Columbia University.  He is an editor-in-chief of Sophia, an international journal for metaphysical theology; and co-editor of the two-volume compendia on Indian Ethics, and the Routledge History of Indian Philosophy.  He is currently editor of "Studies of Classical India Series."

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Title Globalization, Transnationalism, Gender and Ecological Engagements
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.01.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183877053
length viii+415p., 25cm.