Rationality And Tribal Thought
The book consists primarily of papers presented at a Seminar on ?Rationality and Tribal Thought? organised by the Department of Philosophy of North-Eastern Hill University in the year 2001. The papers deal with issues ranging from the intricacies of the concept of rationality embedded in modern Western thought to detailed consideration of tribal currents of thought, action and life and the problem of understanding that they throw up. The book fills an important gap in our efforts to come to grips with the ideas of diversity, plurality and unity.
Sujata Miri (b. 1942), is a Professor of Philosophy and at present she is the Dean of the School of Humanities and Education of North-Eastern Hill University. Throughout her long career as a teacher and researcher she has developed a deep interestin the understanding of cultures other than one’s own, particularly tribal cultures. Her interests range from philosophy to anthropology and history of the tribal people of the north-eastern region. Her published books include:Suffering, Religion and Society: North-East India (Ed); The Khasi World View: A Conceptual Exploration; Liangmai Nagas: Legends and Stories; Communalism in Assam: A Civilisation Approach.
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