Knowledge and Power: A Discourse for Transformation

By: Braj Ranjan Mani

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In Knowledge and Power, Braj Ranjan Mani tries to comprehend the formation of a world with one million millionaires and one billion hungry children, and asks what went wrong: why do we in the twenty-first century continue to grapple with large scale injustice, even as knowledge grows to dizzying heights with technology and Democracy to disseminate it? Critiquing existing knowledge, power, and social relationships, he renews the debate on fundamental issues and points to the way for a perspective that can enable the reader to ask the right questions and seek answers outside the old and failed frameworks. The volume probes the politics and duality of the intellectual world in which an elite has appropriated knowledge, much like power and wealth. Bringing to light the hidden agenda and hidden curriculum, it uncovers the dominant canons and constructs that distort the vision for a more humane world. As the ruling class remains hypocritical in its dealing with the core issues that divide and bleed humanity, this work interrogates the current state of democracy and capitalism and shows that the traditional structures of hierarchy have morphed into new matrix of power which reproduces caste, class, gender, and other exclusionary categories. This work seeks alternatives and strives to lay a foundation for a liberating intellectual struggle: a struggle over how history shall be grasped and presented, a struggle to identity the regressive and progressive elements of knowledge, a struggle over the appropriation of values, cognition and symbols. 425

Title: Knowledge and Power: A Discourse for Transformation

Author Name: Braj Ranjan Mani

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2013

ISBN: 9789350980309

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200712

Keywords: Knowledge and Power: A Discourse for Transformation Braj Ranjan Mani