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Being different: an Indian challenge to western universalism

By: Malhotra, Rajiv.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi HarperCollins Publishers India 2011Description: vii, 475 p.ISBN: 9789350291900.Subject(s): Civilization, Western | Comparative civilization | India - CivilizationDDC classification: 954 Summary: In Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism, thinker and philosopher Rajiv Malhotra addresses the challenge of a direct and honest engagement on differences, by reversing the gaze, repositioning India from being the observed to the observer and looking at the West from the dharmic point of view. In doing so, he challenges many hitherto unexamined beliefs that both sides hold about themselves and each other. He highlights that while unique historical revelations are the basis for Western religions, dharma emphasizes self-realization in the body here and now. He also points out the integral unity that underpins dharma?s metaphysics and contrasts this with Western thought and history as a synthetic unity. (http://www.harpercollins.co.in/BookDetail.asp?Book_Code=2845)
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In Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism, thinker and philosopher Rajiv Malhotra addresses the challenge of a direct and honest engagement on differences, by reversing the gaze, repositioning India from being the observed to the observer and looking at the West from the dharmic point of view. In doing so, he challenges many hitherto unexamined beliefs that both sides hold about themselves and each other. He highlights that while unique historical revelations are the basis for Western religions, dharma emphasizes self-realization in the body here and now. He also points out the integral unity that underpins dharma?s metaphysics and contrasts this with Western thought and history as a synthetic unity. (http://www.harpercollins.co.in/BookDetail.asp?Book_Code=2845)

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