The study of worldviews marginalized by mainstream modernity is an eminently important undertaking. It helps us better recognise, cherish and keep the values of traditions and practices that exist. This is important, when the uniform vision of the world heaped on us from the medias, modernist political movements and ideologies, revealed itself as unreal and fake, rendering it evident that the modern utopia of enlightened rationality is just a delirious nightmare. – Árpád Szakolczai, Professor of Sociology, University College Cork
This book fosters dialogue on critical problems faced by endangered indigenous cultures and marginalised communities. The ethos is collaborative and comparative describing the implications for global society of the destruction and impoverishment of human and ecological cultural diversity.
Lidia Guzy is Lecturer in Contemporary South Asian Religions and co-Director of the Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre at University College Cork, Ireland. James Kapaló is Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religions and co-Director of the Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre at University College Cork, Ireland.