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Roots, Routes, and Creative Transformations: New Perspectives on Transitions in Human Society

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This paper provides some new perspectives on creative transformations in human society. It takes a historical view of these transitions and creative transformations that have been occurring over long period of time. As a case study transitions in Indian society have been presented in terms of its long journey from Sapt-sindhu (regions of seven rivers, viz. Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu, Kaveri) to its extensions beyond India to Sapt-sindhu (seven seas) across the world. In this journey tradition, modernity and spirituality find a new blending and convergence through ‘spiritually guided modernity’, as well as a new vision for the contemporary global society.

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  • Transitions in Human Society
  • Tradition Modernity Dialogue
  • Creativity view of Indian History
  • Empire of the Spirit
  • Globally Extended Indian
  • Ananta Giri
  • Meera Chakravorty

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  • 1. This paper is a modified and revised version of the paper, Roots, Routes and the Challenges of Creative Transformations of Self, Society and Management, in a New Era, Subhash Shrma, Southern Economist, May 1, 2016, pp. 21–30.

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  • 2. These ideas were initially presented at the Workshop on Cross-Fertilizing Roots and Routes: Social Creativity, Cultural Regeneration and Planetary Realizations, organized by C-School of IBA and Vishwaneedam Center for Asian Blossoming, Puducherry, held at Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bangalore, November 25, 2014. Author thanks Prof. Ananta Giri, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, and Prof. Meera Chakravorty, Jain University, Bangalore, for their feedback and comments on an earlier version of this paper.

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  • 3. This paper is primarily based on earlier writings of the author. Readers may refer to the following:

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Sharma, S. (2021). Roots, Routes, and Creative Transformations: New Perspectives on Transitions in Human Society. In: Giri, A.K. (eds) Roots, Routes and a New Awakening. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7122-0_7

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