New Horizons of Human Development
A Dialogical Workshop May 12
, 2014: 2-6 PM Center for Poverty Analysis Rationale:
Reimagining Development is a project spear headed by the Center for Poverty Analysis (CEPA). It aims to create a consistent space for germinating new ideas, new publications, and new research that challenges the conventional paradigm of development. The proposed event is initiated to further enhance and broaden the definitions of development based on the book
Sociology and Beyond: Windows and Horizons
authored by Dr. Ananta Kumar Giri of the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai and
Earth Sastra: Towards Holistic Development and Management
by Professor Subash Sharma, Director, Indus Business, Academy, Bangalore.
Sociology and Beyond
engages with a wide range of issues including the quest for a good society and the part 111 of the book with the title New Horizons of Quality of Life and Societal Co-Realizations deals with challenges of foundationally rethinking and reimagining development today. It deals with issues of quality of life, ethics and aesthetics, globalizing economy and the challenge of dialogues, issues of peace and transformative reconciliation, global justice and responsibility.
New Earth Sastra: Towards Holistic Development and Management
presents a new way of thinking about management, development and economics of our world which takes into consideration the needs of our Mother Earth. It also pleads for a new sacro-civic society and harmonic globalization. This resonates with the concept of planetary realization offered by Dr. Ananta Kumar Giri in his
Knowledge and Human Liberation: Towards Planetary Realizations
. Planetary realizations refer to the challenge and process of realizing our potential and aspirations as children of Mother Earth going beyond exclusion of many kinds such as class inequality, nation-state centered rationality and anthropocentrism. In our workshop, we explore new horizons of human development as both the books and larger works of Drs. Giri and Sharma challenge us to go beyond narrow closure of development and realize the holistic, integral and spiritual dimensions of development.