Bridging The Gap: Essays on Inclusive Development and by Latha Pillai, Babu Remesh

By Latha Pillai, Babu Remesh

This ebook is a set of essays that are geared up round wide topics- inclusion of the excluded and schooling for the marginalized. The essays provide an exposition to the variety of inequalities and demanding situations in numerous fields of social engagement, and open up attainable methods of addressing those matters. The members talk about inclusiveness and marginalization within the modern social contexts, their diversified dimensions, and interlinkages with numerous assets of social inequalities together with caste-, class-, and gender-related elements.

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However the threat of terrorism does linger. Sociopolitical Situation Elections The state has seen several elections conducted very successfully. Voting percentages have been very high, including in urban areas. Political activity continues unchecked. There is a clamor for seats, and there have been no disturbances. Campaigning, however, has been jerky at times. The people have overall expressed their mood and desire for peace, through these elections. A representative of the Hurriyat, Sajjad Lone, also contested the elections.

It is possible that if we think along those lines, howsoever impractical that may appear to one’s mind shaped within the institutional confines and disciplinary boundaries, we will perhaps manage to tune in with the emergent knowledge paradigm on our own terms. This will help us not only to get beyond the amnesia induced by colonialism in our thought, but also to provide solutions to ecological disaster that the disciplines developed over the last few centuries have posed before the world. In other words, the question of “inclusion of the excluded” should no longer be seen as a question of “grudgingly giving something because it is politically correct,” but rather an opportunity before us for shaping new fields of knowledge, novel pedagogies, and genuinely relevant curricula.

Kashmir Issue: The Historical Perspective According to the most popular legend that is also recorded in the two most authoritative books on Kashmir, Rajtarangani and Nilmat Purana, Kashmir was once a large lake and Rishi Kashyap drained the water off, making it a beautiful abode. But geologists have their own theory, which says that geographical changes made way for the outflow of water by subsidence of the mountain at Khadianayar, Baramulla, and thus emerged the Kashmir valley, the paradise on earth.

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