संस्कृति और विकास श्रृंखला
THE USE OF CULTURAL HERITAGE AS A TOOL FOR DEVELOPMENTISBN :Edited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
(1998, 36pp., biblio)
In the recent years, peoples and nations have become increasingly concerned with the development of process, as is manifested in cultures…Read MoreDrawing from the field observation of the indigenous weavers of India and Sri Lanka, the study aims at describing how cultural heritage is used as a tool for development, discussing what theories of culture and development emerge from the oral heritage and calling attention to planners and decision makers in government for action.
SWARAJ IN EDUCATION:EXPERIENCE AND EXPERIMENT IN PRIMARY EDUCATIONISBN :Edited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
(1996, 68pp., col. illus.)
Lord Macaulay, torch-bearer in the path of colonial progress, recommended the spread of Western learning through the medium of the English language. What emerged was a system of education with ultimate objective of securing servants for public administration…Read Morediverting young men and women from the study of oriental to occidental literature, and arousing in young hearts a passion for Western knowledge and culture.
This book provides an alternative in svarāja (self-rule) envisaged and through primary education imparted in the Bose Foundation School at Kāsī.
CULTURE OF PEACEISBN : 81-246-0124-0Edited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
Is peace a dream? A Utopian abstraction in a dehumanized, fragmented world, stockpiling all-devastating war machines? And can we possibly uphold the culture of peace amidst the growing cult of violence and blind consumerism, or in a climate of distrust, acrimony and intolerance?…Read MoreEmbodying the presentations of an Asian Conference: 25-29 November 1996 in New Delhi on “The Culture of Peace: the Experiences and the Experiments”, this volume addresses these and other kindred questions, with a rare insightfulness.View Book
Cutting across narrow compartmentalizations of disciplines, some of the best minds from Asian countries here share, with wider audiences, their concern for peace, situating their sensuous/intellectual/spiritual experiences in a culture of peace. Also identifying specificities in terms of peace-threatening issues, situations, geographical zones, the volume attempts to show how education, individual responsibility, philosophy, ethics, artistic creativity, collective spirituality, Gandhian non-violence, Sufis universal love, and the Buddhist message of compassion and equnimity can reinforce the culture of peace even in the face of despair.
द कल्चर डाईमेंशन ऑफ ईकोलॉजीISBN : 81-246-0102-xEdited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
(1998 xvii+185pp. col. plates)
Focussing on the ecological systems in the mountains, forests, and islands vis-a-vis the hitherto-adopted modes of aggressive development, the 15 articles here underscore the urgency of changing the modern lifestyles, of befriending Nature and, above all, of returning to wisdom tradition…Read MoreAlso included here are case studies, highlighting the aspects of culture that are being lived in the day-to-day lives of people even today!View Book
This volume has also grown from the 4-day Conference on the “Cultural Dimension of Education and Ecology”, held in New Delhi on 13-16 October 1995 as a part of the Unesco Chair activities (in the field of cultural development). While volume 3 embodies the education-related essays, this volume incorporates the expert deliberations bearing on ecology.
इटेग्रेशन ऑफ इनडोजीनियस कल्चर डाईमेंशन इनटू डवलपमेंटISBN : 81-246-0089-9Edited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
This volume takes the discourse on: from the complex issues of cultural identity to the worldwide human problems stemming from the development-planners unmindfulness of endogenous cultures. Carrying 17 presentations of a Unesco-sponsored workshop:Read More19-23 April 1995 at IGNCA, New Delhi, it questions the modern methods of development which, evolved from the experience of the industrialized world, have brought about neither peace nor harmony, neither alleviation of poverty nor socio-economic equality. Thus arguing why current development processes call for serious rethinking, the authors spell out not only the urgency of integrating endogenous cultural dimension into the paradigms of development, but also the relevance of linking development with the ethical basis of life and living. Also included in the volume are several case studies, with special reference to the Asian situation.View Book
The contributors to this volume are reputed scholars, planners and grassroots-level social workers from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
इंटरफेस ऑफ कल्चर आईडेंटिटी डवलपमेंटISBN : 81-246-0054-6Edited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
It is the inaugural volume of the Culture and Development series, comprising 23 presentations of a Unesco-sponsored meeting of experts: 19-23 April 1993 at IGNCA, New Delhi. Highlightng the basic distinctions that exist between anthropocentric…Read Moreand cosmocentric approaches to the question of cultural identity and development, the authors reflect on what constitutes culture and development not per se, but as an integral holistic notion of culture and lifestyle, culture and development, culture and region, culture and linguistic/ecological identities, and how some of the viable alternative development paradigms could be evolved from the convergence of mystical ancient insights and modern science.View Book
Authored by eminent anthropologists, scientists and other area-specialists from Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey, the papers here not only consider diverse theoretical issues of cultural identity and development, but also set out case studies in different field situations.
कम्प्यूटराइज़िंग कल्चर्सISBN : 81-244-0824-9Edited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
This book is a part of the proceedings of a UNESCO workshop, Cross Cultural Lifestyle Studies with Multi-Media Computerizable Documentation…Read MoreThe essays here collected deal with theoretical and technical issues concerning documentation and computerization of cultural data.
Cognizance of ideological and methodological problems in man-computer interface is admirably demonstrated by several contributors, taking into account a comprehensive view of cultural data on India, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan, the computer scientists and technical experts have provided alluring illustrations of the efficacy of hardware / software in carrying out multi-media computerizable documentation.
लाइफस्टाइल एंड ईकोलॉजीISBN : 81-246-0103-8Edited By :Baidyanath Saraswati
(1998 vii+237pp. )
With meticulous analyses of the lifestyles of the Himalayan pastoral nomads, the Lakshadweep islanders, and Kanyakumaris Mukkuvar fisherfolk, among others, the studies here show how these communities follow the spirit of the natural world: not in imitation of old… Read Moretimes, but in continuation of the primal vision. Delineating, thus, variegated cultural paradigms of these communities, with details like, for instance, of their belief systems, myths, rituals, folklore, songs, and their knowledge of cosmology as well as natural phenomena, the authors underscore the inseparability of nature and culture in the lived experience of traditional societies the world over. The book also carries a brilliant overview of ecology vis-a-vis traditional resource management systems.View Book
The authors are ecologists, anthropologists and folklorists of wide repute.
द कल्चर डाईमेंशन ऑफ एजूकेशनISBN : 81-246-0101-1Edited By :Baidyanath Saraswati
(1998 xxii+258pp. col. illus.)
How can a sensibly worked-out system of education afford a symbiosis between modernity and wisdom tradition Addressing the vital question, the authors here look afresh at the relevance of art in the age of science/technocentrism, the role of education…Read Morein promoting peace and concord, Gandhian system of basic education& and, finally, how far Indias national concerns are reflected in its national policy on education.View Book
As assemblage of 16 education-related essays, this volume is the outcome of a Conference on the “Cultural Dimension of Education and Ecology”, held in New Delhi on 13-16 October 1995 as a part of the Unesco Chair activities (in the field of cultural development) at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. It presents insightful perspectives on primary education, focussing specially on its current status, trends and problems in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Thailand.