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WESTERN EUROPE-Europe Stakes Its Claim in South Asian Studies

WESTERN EUROPE Europe Stakes Its Claim in South Asian Studies DURING the first half of July, no fewer than three quite separate multinational meetings on the study of India and adjoining countries were held in Western Europe. In the first two instances, the participants agreed to organise future sessions dealing with the same subjects in this same part of the world. In the third ease, that of the International Tamil Conference, European scholars were intimately involved in plans for further research and publishing on Indian topics as well as for subsequent seminars. To some degree, the assertion of Europe's claim to a place In the study of India, Pakistan and Ceylon can be seen as an answer to the American challenge, a refusal to sit back and allow the United States coolly to pre-empt humanistic and social sciences fields after having overtaken and surpassed the European countries in. many branches of science and technology.

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