Antaral : End - Century Meditations

Antaral : End - Century Meditations

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Author: Eminent Contributors
Editor: K Satchidanandan
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 177
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126013435


This book brings ten lectures on various topics delivered under the Antaral series at the Sahitya Akademi. They look back at the passing century / millennium and also ponder over the coming one. The explorations cut across diverse disciplines like history, philosophy, literature, science, religion and social and political thought.

The contributors are well-known in their respective fields and include Daya Krishna, Raja Ramanna, Manoj Das, K N Panikker, Mushirul Hasan, Jayant Narlikar, D P_M Chattopadhyaya, Amalan Dutta, Sibnarayan Ray and Nemai Sadhan Basu.

The future of India's civilizational enterprise, the impace of colonialism on India's intellectuals, the crisis of Indian Renaissance and the science-religion dichotomy are among the topics discussed.

The insightful introduction by the editor places the talks in their cultural epistemological context while the brief notes on the authors throw light on their general contribution.

The essays are certain to stimulate thought and generate debate.


K Satchidanandan

On the Edge of a Century
Amlan Datta

India's Civilizational Enterprise in the Third Millennium AD
Maintenance, Renewal and Development in New Direction
Daya Krishna

The Message of the Departing Century
Manoj Das

Schism in the Colonized soul:
A Philosophical View of India's Transit from Raj to Swaraj
Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya

Whatever Happen4d to the Renaissance in India
K N Panikkar

Writing the Histories of India's Partition
Mushirul Hasan

From A Sanskrit Pandit's Son to a Radical Humanist:
A Personal Account of our Century
Sibnarayan Ray

Discords in Science and Religion
Raja Ramanna

The Message of Science Fiction: Prophetic or Trivial?
Jayant Narlikar

Life Ahead
Nemi Sadhan Bose.