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India & Korea by: Pankaj Mittal , Daisy , Ravi Bhushan

The book delves deep into all aspects of bilateral relationship between India and Korea on commercial, cultural, economic, educational, historic, language and literature, political, science and technology, and trade. Taking a cue from the socio-economic growth of Korea, it suggests to move up India in its economic ladder to lead Asia from the front.

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ISBN: 9788124606933
Year Of Publication: 2014
Edition: 1st
Pages : x, 262p.
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 25
Weight: 750

Overview

This volume is comprised of the proceedings of an international conference on “India–Korea Relations: Past and Present”, dealing with India’s relationship with Korea since ce 48. While Buddhism was the amblical cord of Indian relationship with Korea in the first millennium, the end of Cold War has helped to scale up their relations to a new league. Complimenting their bilateral relationship are the “Look East Policy of India” and the “New Asia Initiative” of Korea.
These economic giants of Asia have many things in common to share, give and take in the post-colonial era. The “rag to richess” story of the “miracle on the Han River” gives impetus to India’s surge in the economic front. From a hermit-kingdom image, Korea now stands tall among the Asian countries with its rapid socio-economic progress and a per capita income of US $ 22,000. Its advancements in education, science and technology, and defence deserve kudos.
The book thus delves deep into all aspects of bilateral relationship — commercial, cultural, economic, educational, historic, language and literature, political, science and technology, and trade. Both the countries have experienced drastic economic progress, increase in trade volumes, Korean corporates investing in India vis-…-vis Indian companies in Korea. A target-trading volume of US $ 40 billion by the year 2015 tells a vibrant story. Also, both are committed in making Asia the most happening region.
The book provides a graphic account of all these developments, shedding light on India’s low per capita income of US $ 1,219 and suggesting to put her acts together, to lead Asia from the front.

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgement
1. Conference Rationale
– Kapil Kapoor
2. India–Korea Cultural Relations
– Kim Do-young
3. Korea and India: Lessons in Economy
– S.S. Prasad
4. Korea and India: Interchange of Technology
– Geeta Bhukkal
5. An Indian State and Korea: The Road of Co-operation
– Bhupinder Singh Hooda
6. The Ambassador’s Keynote: Korea and India
– Kim Joong-Keun
7. Korean Language Education and Korean Studies in India
– Kim Do-young
8. Korea’s Indian Connection and the Tradition of Language Learning and Translation
– Ramesh Chand Sharma
9. Indic–Asian Studies Towards an Alternative Cosmopolitanism
– Makarand R. Paranjape
10. Constructing a Trajectory of Cultural Transactions Through Translation Between India and Korea
– Avadhesh K. Singh
11. Buddhism: The India and Korea Connector
– Kwangsu Lee
12. The India–Korea Dynamic Relationship
– Ravinder Gargesh
13. Literature of “Beyond” Towards “out of” Eurocentrism
– Ko Myeong-chel
14. Two Different Metaphysics of Language
– Kyung-Hee Lee
15. Aesthetic Experience in Jeong Ji Yong’s Poetry
– Ravikesh
16. Feminism in Yi Moon-Yeol’s Novel “Seontaek” (Choice)
– Kim Young soon
17. The Unification Policies of the Republic of Korea from 1988 to the Present
– Alokka Dutta
18. Analysing Deepening Strategic Partnership Among India, South Korea, the United States and Japan
– Sanjeev K. Shrivastav
19. Reconstruction and Development
– G. Balatchandirane
20. Trade, Commerce: Past, Present and the Possibilities
– Lee, Soon-Cheul
21. What India Has Given
– Geshe Samten
Appendices
i. Cultural Interflow Between India and Korea
– Lokesh Chandra
ii. Buddhism as the Creative Vision of Korea
– Lokesh Chandra
iii. Gandavyuha and the Korean Cave of Sokkuram
– Lokesh Chandra
Contributors
Index

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Dr (Mrs) Pankaj Mittal, M.Sc., Ph.D., is Vice-Chancellor, BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Haryana. Having a wide-ranging experience of over two decades, Dr Mittal is a well-known persona in the realm of Higher Education. An awardee of Fulbright Nehru Seminar Grant for educational administrators, Dr Mittal is a member in many high-powered educational committees and professional bodies. She has presented numerous papers and published a number of articles on higher education and women empowerment in journals of international repute.
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Dr Daisy, MA, M.Phil. (ELT), Ph.D. in English, is Associate Professor at BPSM Girls' College under BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Sonepat, Haryana. She is a bilingual poetess (in English and Hindi). Dr Daisy has published her poems in various anthologies and journals, and has published her own anthology of Hindi poems Aas. She has presented papers in many national and international forums and published twenty articles. She also has five books to her credit including a reference book on Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. She is on the Editorial Board of the peer reviewed international research periodical: Journal of ELT & Poetry.
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Dr Ravi Bhushan, MA, Ph.D., teaches English at BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Sonepat, Haryana. He has presented thirty-five papers in national and international conferences (most of them published) and written four books, including a reference book on William Golding. He is on the Editorial Board of International Journal of English Linguistics, Canada. His areas of interest are ELT, Communication Skills and Orality.
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