Authored By: Shanker A. Dutt, T. Nishaant & Anurag Ambasta
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 333||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
|Price in Rs. 980.00||Price in (USA) $. 78.4|
The book contributes to a better understanding of the role of Knowledge Societies for a sustainably developed society. It is based on the two-day national seminar on Knowledge Society for Sustainable Society, held in 2015 at St Xavier's College, Patna, which brought together experts from Bihar and across India. The book highlights sustainable development in relation to the knowledge society and hence a smart and a truly egalitarian future helps provide a better understanding of the interplay between sustainable development and knowledge society. Besides, it proffers fresh insights into the empirical and theoretical matters of our society and rise to new ideas for sustainable development.
Dr Shanker A. Dutt, Professor and Head, Department of English, Patna University, Patna, the former Chairman of Bihar Sangeet Natak Akademi and former Principal, College of Arts and Craft, Patna University, Patna, has been honoured with a number of awards including the Best Teacher Award by Patna University, the Frank Anthony Award, Rotary Lion's Club Award for his teaching, research and citizenship and in December 2016 with the Distinguished Xaverian Award.
Fr (Dr) T. Nishaant is at present the Principal of St Xavier's College, and St Xavier's College of Management and Technology, Patna. His involvement in the life struggles of the Musahars of Bihar, the poorest of the poor, led him to undertake an anthropological study of the Musahar community of Bihar.
Dr Anurag Ambasta, writer, scriptwriter, translatorand an actor, is Assistant Professor of English at St. Xavier'sCollege Patna.His interests include Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Literatures. Besides, Film Criticism and Contemporary Literary Theory have always been his keen fondness. His inclination towards Literary Theory, especially, towards Post-colonial Literature and Theory, helped him conceptualise his Ph.D. dissertation. His dissertation, A Post Colonial Studies of Politics, Identity and Culture in Select Indian Non-fiction, brought into light the tactful manoeuvrings of power discourse, and the sufferings of the masses. It also sees as to how the notions of home and identity have undergone a change, and how the contemporary writers celebrate their ever extending hyphenated Identity.