21/11 - Bangalore event for BEING DIFFERENT - An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism
18th nov, 2011 CE
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Dear FriendsRajiv's "Being Different: Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism is an eye opening book. A good book review is here From: Rajiv Malhotra<RajivMalhotra2007@gmail.com>
Prasthutha ('Relevant Thoughts for Responsible People')
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
cordially invites you to the launch of the book
Shri Rajiv Malhotra
Date: 21st November 2011 (Monday) Time: 5:30 pm Venue: 'Satish Dhawan Auditorium', CSIC Building, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Tea: 5 pm
Sri TV Mohandas Pai (Chairman, Manipal Universal Learnings) will release the book & address the gathering
Prof. Roddam Narasimha, ISRO Distinguished Professor, CAOS, IISc will preside.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Rajiv Malhotra's Being Different is a path breaking book filled with original perspectives on both Indian and Western civilizations. It is not a business book per se. It's concerns are mainly metaphysical, cultural and civilizational. It challenges Western categories of knowledge as well as the Western perspective's de facto status as arbiter of what is considered universally true. To the businessperson or entrepreneur – both Indian and Western - its value lies in raising cultural awareness and thereby enhancing the intercultural competence needed in today's business world. "India is its own distinct andunified civilization with a proven ability to manage profound differences, engage creatively with various cultures, religions and philosophies, and peacefully integrate many diverse streams of humanity. These values are based on ideas about divinity, the cosmos and humanity that stand in contrast to the fundamental assumptions of Western civilization. This book explores those ideas and assumptions."
- Rajiv Malhotra
About the author:
BEING DIFFERENT is the result of 40 years of practice under several Indian spiritual masters, combined with a serious study of Indian and Western philosophical systems and histories. The author, Shri Rajiv Malhotra, is an Indian–american researcher, writer, speaker and public intellectual on current affairs as they relate to civilizations, cross-cultural encounters, religion and science. A scientist by training and now full-time founder-director of the Infinity Foundation in Princeton, NJ, he was previously a senior corporate executive, then a strategic consultant and finally an entrepreneur in information technology and media. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and as adviser to various organizations. Rajiv has been churning a wide range of issues and ideas related to this book for the past two decades (hence the imagery of the churning of the ocean on the cover). Using the ancient practice of purva paksha, he has benefited from the advice and criticism of scholars from many Western and Indian traditions during the churning, and he hopes this book will serve to expand these dialogues in the future. He is the main author of Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines, (Amaryllis, 2011). He is also the main thinker represented in the earlier book Invading the Sacred (Rupa, 2007).
P.S.: Book of Shri Rajiv Malhotra will be available for sale at the venue at discount rates