• Reimagining Border in
    Cross-border Education

    Universities are inherently and definitionally universal in their quest for the creation and dissemination of knowledge. They are set to defy borders that exist in parochial forms. Globalization which opened up borders has by design or default created inequalities and imbalances in knowledge systems. Undoubtedly, knowledge is power but the difference in the power that is intrinsic to it and the power that is ascribed which is determined by dominant political and economic hierarchies.<br><br>If knowledge predominantly flows from global north to global south, people seeking knowledge move from global south to global north. These imbalances are also seen within these regions, between cultures and communities, one claiming superiority over the other. These realities call for a reassessment of not only what constitutes knowledge, but also what encompasses the idea of borders. Through this book, we wish to see more elaboration on the inclusive role of education that can act as an equalizer or as a catalyst for creating a level playing field across borders.

  • Life and Art of K K Hebbar

    K K Hebbar was a trailblazer in Indian art. His contributions to modern Indian art as an artist, teacher, and art administrator are unparalleled. What is ?Indian? in modern Indian art has been a subject of discussion since the beginning of the modernist movement. Hebbar?s oeuvre is an answer to that question. It is modern and yet, intensely Indian, both in terms of subjects and treatment. Hebbar remained rooted in his native soil. His line drawings are a treasure of Indian art. No one has surpassed them in their delicacy and lyricism. This biography is Mr Bhat?s affectionate account of his friend Hebbar?s life and art. The strength of Hebbar?s character comes through in his narration. Integrity and self-discipline were Hebbar?s defining qualities. Arguably, the man was greater than his work. And that makes his story intriguing. This biography of a major artist is a welcome addition to the meagre literature on Indian artists.

  • Contours of India-EU Engagement: Multiplicity of Experiences

    The unprecedented uncertainties marked by the pandemic and strategic conflicts between the key forces have redirected our attention to the importance of partnerships and engagements in international relations. India-EU dialogues through the annual summits have familiarized each other towards a greater understanding of one another?s perspectives and interests. Their strategic engagement has broadened in the last few years to include climate change, energy, connectivity, migration, education, science and technology, and research and innovation. The growing convergence in Brussels and New Delhi?s strategic interests open up new windows of opportunities for greater cooperation on diversified issues. Capturing the new momentum in India-EU relations, this book uncovers various issues and topics spanning across politics, education, and culture. Each chapter in this book analyzes the scope of the cooperation, the existing challenges that India and the EU encounter, and provides policy recommendations for the future.

  • Internationalization of Higher Education: The Dynamics of Educational Ecology

    Mobilities of scholars seeking knowledge has been a part of the university ideal for centuries. History holds testimony to the fact that these mobilities have also altered the lives of people in different regions. Universities have played pivotal role in the movement of people across borders and the resultant transformation of societies due to transcultural interactions. In this book, the editors have brought together ideas on the changing dynamics of these mobilities of scholars and interconnectedness of higher education institutions in today?s world. Attempt is also made to record the implications of these international collaborations in knowledge generation and dissemination of the educational ecology.