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Dialogue as Pedagogy

Learning Together with the Other in the Asian Context

Rudolf C Heredia (rudiheredia@gmail.com) is at the Indian Social Institute, New Delhi.

Most Asians live in several different centuries simultaneously in an intriguing mosaic. Such an existence entails possibilities for complementarities and exchange, but also real dangers of misunderstanding and conflict. This calls for a threefold dialogue—with the poor, with cultures, and with religions—that must be defined in terms of a liberating, enriching, and transformational promise. Such a dialogue must be both inclusively Asian and open to the world, and universally global and concretely local. This pedagogic process must address the Asian situation characterised by poverty, cultural diversity and popular religiosity.

Updated On : 11th Oct, 2017

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