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Description - The Idea of a University: Possibilities and Contestations by D. V. Kumar

This volume engages with the idea of a university, the importance of intellectual inquiry and research, and the articulation of diverse political views and dissent. It discusses the prominent ideas and debates around universities and their nature and contributions, within the historical and social context of India. The chapters reflect on the importance of critical thinking and the rigorous research process, the engagement of students with socio-political discourse, and academic freedom. They also examine issues around the instrumentalisation of knowledge production, commodification of education, the clash between political forces and universities, intellectual freedom in research and teaching, inclusivity and accessibility of higher education, as well as the autonomy and identity of universities.

With insightful contributions from prominent scholars and thinkers in India, this volume will be of interest to academics and students of sociology, political science, education, public policy and governance, philosophy of education and South Asian studies. It will also be useful for readers interested in the debates on universities and their relationship with politics and society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780367542887
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 190
Imprint: Routledge India
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jul-2021
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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