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Lokavidya Perspectives


A Philosophy of Political Imagination for the Knowledge Age

Edited By Amit Basole

Table of Contents

Preface 7
List of Contributors 9
Introduction
- Amit Basole
11

I. Transition to Knowledge Society

Knowledge Management versus Knowledge Production
- Sunil Sahasrabudhey
25
Dialogues on Knowledge in Society
-Sunil Sahasrabudhey
28
Internet and the shifting grounds of knowledge
-Avinash Jha
33
The current conflict in knowledge societies
- B.Krishnarajulu
45
Towards a New World of Ideas
-J.K.Suresh
49
Knowledge Flux and the Demand on Thought
-Sunil Sahasrabudhey
99
Towards a Gandhian Approach to Knowledge Politics
-Sunil Sahasrabudhey
120
Invention, Innovation, and Freedom
-Avinash Jha
157
Jaipur Lectures on the Knowledge Society
-Sunil Sahasrabudhey
162

II. Lokavidya: Epistemics and Politics

Lokavidya Approach to the Women's Movement: Women's Knowledge Holds the Key

- Chitra Sahasrabudhey

173
A lokavidya perspective on today's social movements
- Sunil Sahasrabudhey
193
Agaria-Vidya: A Link in the Philosophy of Emancipation
- Sunil Sasrabudhey
205
Knowledge in Society and the Knowledge Society: Opening the debate for a new millennium
-Ananya Vajpeyi
224
Traditional Knowledge - or 'Natures' Knowledge?
-Jinan K.B
233
Re-legitimisation of Knowledge in Society .
-B. Krishnarajulu
240
Infinity of Web, Reality of Lokavidya and Coming of Global Gods
-K.K. Surendran
254
Lokavidya and Ordinary Life
-Sunil Sahasrabudhey
261
The Promise of Lokavidya
-Vijay Kundaji
264

III. Economics of Lokavidya

270
Local Market: A Fundamental Basis to Challenge Globalization
-Sunil Sahasrabudhey
270
Karigar samaj: The liberator of enslaved societies
-Chitra Sahasrabudhey
292
Knowledge, Work, and Education
-Amit Basole
316
Lokavidya Goes Virtual: Indigenous Knowledge in the Gatesian Age
-Amit Basole
341

IV. Lokavidya and the University

Re-inventing the Indian University: Arguing from a Lokavidya Standpoint
-Sunil Sahasrabudhey and Amit Basole
354
Eurocentrism, the Univeristy, and Multiple Sites of Knowledge Production
-Amit Basole
371
The Autonomous Global University
-Avinash Jha
379

V. Lokavidya Jan andolan

First International Conference, Announcement
Lokavidya Jan andolan - Inaugurating a Dialog
-Amit Basole
390
Lokavidya and Science
-Avinash Jha
393
Shudra of the Modern World and Lokavidya
-Lalit Kaul
395
Farmers' Movement and LJA
-Girish Sahasrabudhe
400
A Perspective from the European Students' Movement
-Gigi Roggero
404
With Lokavidya Lies the Solution
-Sunil Sahasrabudhey
407
Lokavidya from a Public Health Movement Perspective
-Ritu Priya
409
"Right to Livelihood based on Lokavidya" Act: Concept Note
-B.Krishnarajulu
412
LJA: Engaging the leftists and the progressives
-AmitBasole
416
Afterword
- Sunil Sahasrabudhey
419
Glossary421