Bahudha and the Post 9/11 World

Hardcover | January 1, 2008

byBalmiki Prasad Singh

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This book propounds the concept of Bahudha-an eternal reality or continuum, a dialogue of harmony, and peaceful living. It refutes widely publicized ideas about the clash of civilizations and explains how the Bahudh? approach recognizes the distinction between plural societies and pluralism,an inevitable ingredience of democratic societies. One of the lessons of 9/11 is that we are living in an inter-dependent world. The author argues that in these times of unprecedented change, old doctrines have to be transcended, and the language of dialogue needs to be reconstructed. The answer toterrorism lies in respect for human rights, and other cultures and value systems. This will go a long way in facilitating and enhancing dialogue processes eventually leading to a harmonious society and a peaceful world.

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This book propounds the concept of Bahudha-an eternal reality or continuum, a dialogue of harmony, and peaceful living. It refutes widely publicized ideas about the clash of civilizations and explains how the Bahudh? approach recognizes the distinction between plural societies and pluralism,an inevitable ingredience of democratic socie...

Balmiki Prasad Singh is Mahatma Gandhi National Fellow and Former Home Secretary, Govt of India.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 1.06 inPublished:January 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195693558

ISBN - 13:9780195693553

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Table of Contents

Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama;Acknowledgements;Preface;Part I. A World in need of Bahudh?:Chapter 1.The World Today;Chapter 2.Political Tsunamis and After;Part II. Manifestations of Bahudh? Approach in India:Chapter 3. The Vedic World View;Chapter 4. The Pathfinders;Chapter 5. The Builders;Chapter 6. The Rulers;Chapter 7. Among People;Part III. Bahudh? as an Instrument of Public Policy for Harmony:Chapter 8.The Culture of Bahudh?;Part IV. The Global Imperatives of Bahudh?;Chapter 9. Religion for All Beings;Chapter 10. Education for Harmony;Chapter 11. International Political Architecture: The United Nations;Part V. The Future of Bahudh?;Chapter 12. In Conclusion;Bibliography;Index