With an upcoming edited book (Roots, Routes and a New Awakening) Palgrave Macmillan, 2020 [i] Ananta Kumar Giri cautions us extrapolating a dynamic direction of ethnic cross-fertilization-with the necessary embracing of culturally and spiritually creative spaces. In simultaneously accommodating roots and routes such approach historicizes and contextualizes transnational encounters and connections in turning societal divergence into splendid common good. In addition, this dialogical turn integrates the concerns and actions of the self as well as the other into a collective self-renewal. However, the challenges pointed out correctly by Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty in the foreword enthuses us into the situation that this border crossing currently occurs in an almost unequal, asymmetric and under less collaborative constellations. For instance, in the current world, dominant political elites remain distant, occasionally greedy and narrow minded, particularly in often recurring exploitation of ethnic differences for political ends. Meanwhile cynical economic oligarchs, with diverging ideological bases, often strategize for capital expansion. Similarly, speculative media moguls routinely subvert sincere transnational public communication for sensationalism and superficiality. From their part academics engage internal debates with innately inaccessible jargon for most people. Even transnational ethnic communities occasionally preoccupy themselves with internal, often politically instinctive, rivalries of us versus them.
|Publikationsdato||14 maj 2020|
|Status||Udgivet - 14 maj 2020|