Dialogues across disciplines: from the NIAS archives, Volume 1

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National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore (2012)




This collection of essays contains the text of selected talks delivered at NIAS on various occasions. In the book they have been arranged in a chronological order. We did not attempt to group essays on related topics. We summarize briefly these essays here and link similar ones together. A reader may consider reading them in the order indicated here. J.R.D. Tata's piece provides the historical background to how NIAS came to be established and demonstrates his pursuit of the idea over a period of 24 years. R.L. Kapur delves into the psychological bases for both violence and its inverse, which he calls empathy and proposes several principles which could be invoked to reduce violence in India. It still has an uncanny relevance today.


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