What is South Asian Knowledge Good For?

Pollock, Sheldon

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Abstract

This paper is the text of a lecture delivered in Heidelberg as part of a festive celebration in the Alte Aula on May 8, 2012 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the South Asia Institute. Exploring the dichotomy between knowledge about South Asians produced in the Western university and knowledge produced by South Asians in history, it goes on to argue for the importance of the latter to human well-being no less than to true education. Additionally, it provides an outline of the development of South Asian studies in the US in order to point up the distinctiveness of the South Asia Institute.

Document type: Book
Publisher: South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Date: 2014
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 10 April 2014
Number of Pages: 24
Faculties / Institutes: Universitäten / Institute > Südasien-Institut der Universität Heidelberg
DDC-classification: Generalities, Science
Controlled Subjects: Indologie, Einfluss, Südasien, Westliche Welt, Ideengeschichte
Subject (classification): Indology
Countries/Regions: South Asia
Series: Themen > South Asia Institute Papers
Volume: 1.2014
Additional Information: ISSN der Schriftenreihe: 2365-399X