Exploring Indigenous Knowledge System in India
About the Book
The research papers presented in this volume are stories that will help one to have an analytical look at the nature and significance of indigenous knowledge system in our country. The authors strongly and authoritatively highlight and discover various indigenous knowledge system of our society and bring out the human face in the traditional culture. The past 25 years has seen meaningful interpretations and active negotiation about the extent that intellectual property law should be utilized to protect indigenous peoples’ knowledge.
The present work is an invitation and a challenge to the present generation to know, appreciate, preserve and promote indigenous knowledge system and its practices in India.
About the Editors
Prof. Kamal K. Misra (b. 1954) is currently the Vice-Chancellor of Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He was the Director of Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata; Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangarahalaya, Bhopal; Dean of the School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad; and Head of the Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, twice. He has 24 books to his credit and more than 75 research papers published in international and national journals. He was a Fulbright Fellow and was the recipient of Commonwealth Fellowship. He was awarded Sarat Chandra Roy Memorial Medal by the Asiatic Society, Kolkata.
Dr. Gnanapragasam Lazar (b.1954) has obtained his M.A. in Philosophy, in the University of Poona (1986) and he furthered his studies in World Religions at the University of Lancaster, England, where he obtained his degree of M.A., M.Phil., and then Ph.D. (1994). Apart from his regular teaching, he has published four books and more than 32 scholarly articles in Anthropology, Sociology and World Religions. He is the Founder Director of SANSKRUTI, member of Anthropos International, Currently he is the President of Asia Pacific Mission and Research (ASPAMIR)
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