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Radha D’Souza reads Ramanujan’s “Is There an Indian Way of Thinking?”

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This year the Third World in Theory study group resumes its engagement with theoretical orientations towards the Third World within academia. The theme for the Study Group in 2019-20 is ‘Decolonising – Then and Now’. Decolonising the academia and academic curriculum has gained popularity in the UK and elsewhere in recent times with many universities setting up teaching and learning initiatives to decolonise their curriculum. Decolonising academia presupposes engagement with theories and histories that inform critique of colonialism and imperialism. In the academic year 2019-20 the Third World in Theory study group will revisit and analyse key classical texts by leading thinkers who have influenced national liberation struggles and map the transformations of ideas in more recent scholarship on colonialism.

Closing the reading group’s 2019-20 term, Radha discusses the complexities of Indian critical thought. Radha D'Souza 's research interests include social theory and comparative philosophy. She writes on law, development, colonialism, imperialism. She is author of 'Whats Wrong With Rights? Social Movements, Law and Liberal Imaginations' (2018) and 'Interstate Disputes Over Krishna Waters: Law, Science and Imperialism' (2006).

Recommended reading: A.K Ramanujan (1989). “Is there an Indian Way of thinking?” Contributions to Indian Sociology; 23; 41.

Additional reading: Uberoi, J.P.S. (2002). “The European Modernity: Science, Truth and Method.” New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

The Third World in Theory study group is open to all.

You can join TWT Reading Group accessing the LDC website: https://lawdevelopmentconflict.com/reading-group/

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