Arun Bala

Arun Bala taught philosophy for many years at the National University of Singapore and is currently visiting professor at the University of Toronto in Canada. He has worked extensively with various international institutions, including the Regional Institute for Higher Education Development of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore), the Dalhousie University School for Resource and Environmental Studies (Canada) and the Foundation for Advanced Studies in International Development (Japan).


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Arun Bala Editor's note This article was originally published in  Knowledge and Cultures: Crossing Boundaries in History, edited by George Gheverghese Joseph and Burjor Avari. Manchester Metropolitan University, 2009, pp. 46-58. We thank the author for allowing its re-publication...