Human liberation has become an epochal challenge in today's world, requiring t only emancipation from oppressive structures but also from the oppressive self. It is a multidimensional struggle and aspiration in which kwledge - self, social and spiritual - can play a transformative role. 'Kwledge and Human Liberation: Towards Planetary Realizations' undertakes such a journey of transformation, and seeks to rethink kwledge vis-a-vis the familiar themes of human interest, critical theory, enlightenment, ethgraphy, democracy, pluralism, rationality, secularism and cosmopolitanism. The volume also features a Foreword by John Clammer (United Nations University, Tokyo) and an Afterword by Fred Dallmayr (University of Notre Dame).
Ananta Kumar Giri is an associate professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies in Chennai, India.