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We Shall Not Cease From

We Shall Not Cease From

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Dr.Balagangadhara's paper discussing as to how an enquiry into Indian experience should be done from within its own frame of reference
Dr.Balagangadhara's paper discussing as to how an enquiry into Indian experience should be done from within its own frame of reference

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\u201c...WE SHALL NOT CEASE FROM EXPLORATION...\u201d
An Invitation Disguised As a Position Paper Composed At the Behest
OfA RENA for the Theme \u201cDecolonizing Social Sciences\u201d
By
Balu
1985
Note: This version of the paper was produced by optical character recognition from the typewritten original by
Arun Gupta. The author has made minimal modifications so that the integrity of the original is retained.
A History, a Motto and a Title
\u201cAh, yes

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of our exploring
Shall be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time\u201d

T.S. Eliot
Acknowledgement

Even though I am the composer, someone else\u2019s inspiration is behind this. Narahari Rao, one of my friends, is so much responsible for this paper that I would almost propose him as a co-author. He has opened my eyes to so many issues, despite meeting with pig-headed resistance that I claim only to recognize the importance of some of them and even that just barely. But I hesitate to suggest joint responsibility because of the genuine fear that he would disagree with what I have made out issues of common concern. Should he decide to stand behind what I say, consider this paper as being jointly authored. Should he disagree, we seem to disagree on just about everything now-a-days, then let this paper be a token of the influence he has had on me, both directly and indirectly, over those many years that span our friendship.

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