In our last decolonial reading group meeting we based our discussions and arguments on the second chapter of Frantz Fanon’s “The Wretched of the Earth” that talks about violence from different dimensions. Participants came together and meticulously reflected upon how violence is practiced within the various academic structures across the globe. We also discussed about the various possibilities of decolonizing the curriculum.
In order to continue with this argument we now want to position our decolonial engagements within a wider socio-historical framework – decolonizing the academia. With respect to it, we will read and discuss several brief articles by Indian polymath researcher by Dr. C.K. Raju who has written extensively on decolonizing and dewesternizing mathematics and science.
Keeping the recommended texts at the backdrop, we can engage a discussion on the ways through which we can interrogate and unfurl the indigenous roots of the various academic disciplines and dismantle the compartments of Westcentrism. This will enable us to deviate from the universal structures of academic learning towards pluriversality.
The session will be chaired by Sayan Dey.