Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar’s Theories of Individual and Social Transformation
Edited by Sohail Inayatullah and Jennifer Fitzgerald
This collection of essays is the first book to explore Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar’s social, scientific and spiritual contributions to the knowledge base of humanity. The authors not only examine how Sarkar has addressed issues in diverse fields such as political theory, health science, macrohistory, women’s studies, art history, communication theory and ethics but as well how he has redefined current disciplines. Indeed, Sarkar gives us a new paradigm, a new map, of how we see ourselves, others, nature and the future.
Written by leading academic experts and writers, these essays truly transcend boundaries – they open up a new frontier where Sarkar’s own concepts of Tantra, Microvita, Neo-Humanism, Coordinated Cooperation, Bio-Psychology and the Social Cycle can enter relevant areas of academic discourse.
Tantra, Macrohistory and Alternative Futures
by Sohail Inayatullah
In this unique analysis, Sohail Inayatullah examines the narratives of Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar from historical, comparative and poststructural modes of analysis. Inayatullah’s inquires into Sarkar’s works, compare him to such diverse thinkers as Ssu-Ma Chien, Ibn Khaldun, Montesquieu, Aurobindo, Gandhi, and Foucault. Sarkar’s social movements are contrasted to ecological, capitalist, and local models of society and economy. Inayatullah also applies Sarkar’s theories to various problems in modern social theory: the problem of representation and governance; the issue of agency versus structure; the politics of language and the real; the tension between the local and the global; and the science/culture debate. As with Sarkar’s works themselves, Inayatullah takes a balanced approach, investigating economic, social, and transcendental discourses along with a critical interpretation of Sarkar’s vision of the future.
” This book is simply Superb.” – Johan Galtung, Professor of Peace Studies