On Compassion

  • Allan Kellehear, Compassionate Cities: Public Health and End-of-life Care ( London: Routledge, 2008)

  • Denise Lardner Carmody and John Tully Carmody,  Serene Compassion: A Christian Appreciation of Buddhist Holiness (Oxford: OUP, 1996)

  • Emma M. Seppälä, Emiliana Simon- Thomas, Stephanie L. Brown and Monica C. Worline (eds.) , Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017)

  • Ira Rabois, Compassionate Critical Thinking (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)

  • Jenny Donovan, Designing The Compassionate City: Creating Places Where People Thrive (New York: Routledge, 2018)

  • Justin Caouette and Carolyn Price (eds.), Moral Psychology of Compassion (London: Rowman and  Littlefield,, 2018)

  • Karen Armstrong, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life (New York: Anchor Books edition, 2011)

  • Khen Lampert, Traditions of Compassion: From Religious Duty to Social Activism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) 

  • Keith Tester, Compassion, Morality and the Media (Philadelphia: Open University Press, 2001)

  • Mary Renck Jalongo (ed.), Teaching Compassion:Humane Education in Early Childhood (Cham: Springer, 2014)

  • Marvin Olasky, The Tragedy of American Compassion (Washington: Regnery Publishing, 1992)

  • Marshall b. Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (Indore: Banyan Tree Publishers, 2017)

  • Michael Ure and Mervyn Frost (eds), Politics of Compassion  ( London and New York: Routledge,  2014)

  • Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Islam on Mercy and Compassion (London: Minhaj-ul-Quran Publication, 2013)

  • Natan Sznaider, The Compassionate Temperament: Care and Cruelty in Modern Society (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001)

  • Paul Bloom, Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2016)

  • Paul Gibbs (ed.), The Pedagogy of Compassion at the Heart of Higher Education ((Cham: Springer, 2017)

  • Paul Gilbert, Compassion: Concepts, Research and Applications (London: Routledge, 2017)

  • Paul Gilbert and Choden, Mindful Compassion: Using the Power of Mindfulness and Compassion to Transform Our Lives (London: Constable and Robinson, 2014)

  • Pope Francis, Little Book of Compassion: The Essential Reading (London: HarperCollins, 2017)

  • Peter Bazalgette, The Empathy Instinct: How to Create a More Civil Society (London: John Murray Publisher, 2017)

  • Rob Linrothe, Ruthless Compassion (Boston: Shambhala, 1999)

  • Roman Krznaric, Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution (London: Rider, 2014)

  • Sarah EH Moore, Ribbon Culture: Charity, Compassion and Public Awareness (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

  • Sheila C. Moeschen, Acts  of Conspicuous Compassion: Performance Culture and American Charity Practices (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2013)

  • Susan D. Moeller, Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death (New York: Routledge, 1996) 

  • Thomas G. Plante (ed.), The Psychology of Compassion and Cruelty: Understanding the Emotional, Spiritual, and Religious  Influences (Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2015)

  • Thomas Szasz, Cruel Compassion: Psychiatric Control of Society's Unwanted (New York: Syracuse University Press, 1998)

  • William J. Bennett (ed.), The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993)

  • William Voegeli, The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion (Northampton: Broadside Books, 2014)

Selected Readings: Background and Related Areas 

  • Agnes Heller, Everyday Life (London, RKP, 1984)

  • Alain Berto, The Age of Violence: The Crisis of Political Action and the End of Utopia, Tr. By David Broder (London: Verso, 2018)

  • Alex Callinicos, An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto (Cambridge: Policy, 2003)

  • Alison Rios Millett McCartney, Elizabeth A. Bennion and Dick Simpson (eds.) Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen (Washington: American Political Science Association, 2013)

  • Allen F. Repco, Rick Szostak & Michelle Phillips Buchberger, Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies (New Delhi: Sage, 2017)

  • Andre Gorz, Ecologica (Calcutta: Seagull, 2010)

  • Angela Hilmi, Agroecology: Reweaving a New Landscape (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

  • Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria and Alberto Acosta (eds.), Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary (New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2019)

  • Ashish Nandy, Traditions, Tyranny and Utopias: Essays in the Politics of Awareness (New Delhi: OUP, 1987)

  • Ashok Vajpeyi (ed.), India Dissents: 3000 Years of Difference, Doubt and Argument (New Delhi: Speaking Tiger, 2017)

  • Atsuko Matsuoka and John Sorenson (eds), Critical Animal Studies: Towards Trans-Species Social Justice (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018)

  • Azeem Ibrahim, The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar's Hidden Genocide (New Delhi: Speaking Tiger, 2017)

  • Bangkok Forum 2018, Integrating Knowledge for Social Sustainability Proceedings (Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, 2018), pp. 106-07

  • Basarab Nicolescu and Atila Ertas (eds.), Transdisciplinary Education, Philosophy, & Applications (Lubbock: The Atlas, 2014)

  • Benjamin B. Page (ed.), Marxism and Spirituality: An International Anthology (London: Bergin & Garvey, 1993)

  • Bertell Ollman, Alienation: Marx's Conception of Man in Capitalist Society (Cambridge: CUP, 1076).

  • Bronislaw Szerszynski, Nature, Technology and the Sacred (London: Blackwell, 2005)

  • Brian Baxter, Ecologism: An Introduction (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999)

  • Christiane Struckmann, "A Postcolonial Feminist Critique of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A South African application", Agenda, 32:1, pp. 12-24, 2018

  • Claude Alvarez (ed.), Multiversity: Freeing Children From the Tyranny of Schooling, Bringing Colour Back Into Academic Studies (Goa: Other India Bookstore, 2004)

  • Claude Alvarez, "Launching the Multiversity", https://www.swaraj.org/multiversity/ideamultiversity.htm Oct. 2019.

  • Claude Alvares and Shad Saleem Faruqi (eds), Decolonising the University: The Emerging Quest for Non-Eurocentric Paradigms (Penang: University Sains Malaysia, 2012).

  • Claude Alvarez (ed.), Multicultural Knowledge and the University (Penang: Citizen International, 2014)

  • Charles W. Smith, A Critique of Sociological Reasoning: An Essay in Philosophical Sociology (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1979)

  • Dalai Lama, Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for the New Millennium (London: Abacus, 2001)

  • Dario Martinelli, Arts and Humanities in Progress: A Manifesto for Numanities (Cham: Springer, 2016)

  • Doug Morris, "Pedagogy in Catastrophic Times: Giroux and the Tasks of Critical Public Intellectuals" Policy Futures In Education, Vol. 10 (6), 2012, pp. 647 - 664.

  • David Abram, Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology (New York: Vintage Books, 2011).

  • Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Create a Better Life (London: Penguin Books, 2005)

  • Edmund O'Sullivan, Transformative Learning: Educational Vision for the 21st Century (London: Zed Books, 1999)

  • Egon Becker and Thomas Jahn (eds.), Sustainability and the Social Sciences: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Integrating Environmental Consideration Into Theoretical Re-orientation (London: Zed Books, 1999)

  • Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World (Oxford: OUP, 1985)

  • Ervin Laszlo, Global Shift in the World Mind: From Global Breakdown to Global Breakthrough (Chennai, India: Jaico Publishers, 2009)

  • Felix Wilfred, Theology for an Inclusive World (Delhi: Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2019)

  • Filip Spagnoli, The Neo-Communist Manifesto (New York: Algora Publishing, 2010)

  • Fumio Sasaki, Goodbye, Things: On Minimalist Living (London: Penguin Books, 2017)

  • Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (London: Penguin, 1967)

  • Frederic Darbellay, "From Disciplinarity to Postdisciplinarity: Tourism Studies Dedisciplined", Tourism Analysis, Vol. 2, 2016: pp.363 - 372,

  • Giacoma D'Alisa, Frederico Demaria & Giorgos Kallis (eds.), Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era (London: Routledge, 2015)

  • Gregory Claeys, Dystopia: A Natural History: A Study of Modern Despotism, Its Antecedents, and Its Literary Diffractions (Oxford: OUP, 2017)

  • Greta Thunberg tough message to world leaders in 2019: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2019/sep/23/greta-thunberg-to-world- leaders-how-dare-you-you-have-stolen-my-dreams-and-my-childhood-video.

  • Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1958)

  • Hannah Arendt, On the Origins of Totalitarianism (London: Penguin Books, 2017)

  • Harsh Mander, Looking Away: Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India (New Delhi: Speaking Tiger, 2015)

  • Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society (New York: Harper & Row, 1970).

  • J. Baird Callicott and Roger T. Ames (eds.), Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought: Essays in Environmental Philosophy (Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 1989)

  • Jason Hickel, 'The Problem with Saving the World', Jacobin. https://www.jacobinmag.com/201"5/08/global-poverty-climate-change-sdgs/ . Nov. 2018

  • Jason Hickel, "The Pope Vs the UN: Who will Save the World First?" The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/jun/23/the- pope-united-nations-encyclical-sdgs. Nov. 2018

  • Jairus Banaji (ed.), Fascism: Essays on Europe and India (Gurgaon: Three Essays Collective, 2016)

  • James Garvey, The Ethics of Climate Change: Right and Wrong in a Warming World (London: Continuum, 2008)

  • Johan Goudsblom and Stephen Mennell (eds.), The Norbert Elias Reader ((Oxford: Blackwell, 1998)

  • John E. Carroll, Sustainability and Spirituality (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004)

  • Josephine Donovan and Carol Adams (ed.), The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007)

  • Jurgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1991)

  • Kevin Passmore, Fascism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: OUP, 2002)

  • Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous People (London: Zed Press, 2004)

  • Lisa Feldman Barrett, How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain (London: Macmillan, 2018)

  • Lourthusamy Arokiasamy, Yves Bertolet, Andres Lalanne and Lily, Paths of Human Economy (Chennai, India: Emerald Publishers, 2017)

  • M. Nadarajah, Culture, Gender and Ecology: Beyond Workerism (New Delhi: Rawat Publications, 1999)

  • M. Nadarajah, Living Pathways: Meditations on Sustainable Cultures and Cosmologies in Asia (Penang: Areca Books, 2014);

  • M. Nadarajah, "UN Sustainable Development Goals: Hijacking our Compassion for the World", Aliran, Jan 2019.

  • Martha C. Nussbaum, Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010)

  • Maria Mies and Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen, The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalised Economy (New York: St Martin's Press, 1999)

  • Mark Langan, "The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Neo-Colonialism" in Neo-Colonialism and the Poverty of 'Development' in Africa (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 177 - 205.

  • Matt Hern, Everywhere All the Time: A New Deschooling Reader (Oakland: AK Press, 2008)

  • Matthieu Ricard, Altruism: The Science and Psychology of Kindness (London: Atlantic Books, 2013)

  • McGregor, S. L. T., & Volckmann, R., "Transversity: Transdisciplinarity in Higher Education" in G. Hampson & M. Rich- Tolsma (eds.), Leading Transformative Higher Education (Olomouc, Czech Republic: Palacky University Press, 2013), pp. 58- 81.

  • Michele Micheletti & and Andrew S. McFarland (eds.), Creative Participation: Responsibility-Taking in the Political World (Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2010)

  • Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (London: Penguin, 1977)

  • Michel Foucault, The Archeology of Knowledge (New York: Vintage, 1982)

  • Michael Mayerfeld Bell and Michael Gardiner (eds.), Bakhtin and the Human Sciences: No Last Words (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1998)

  • Nazia Erum, Mothering a Muslim: The Dark Secret in Our Schools and Playgrounds (New Delhi: Juggernaut Books, 2017)

  • Oliver Albert Matikainen, "Sustaining the One-Dimensional: An Ideology Critique of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs", Master Thesis in Sustainable Development 2019/24, University of Uppsala

  • Owen M. Lynch (ed.), Divine Passions: The Social Construction of Emotion in India (Delhi: OUP, 1990)

  • Paolo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (New York: Herder and Herder, 1971)

  • Peter Hitchcock, Dialogics of the Oppressed (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1993)

  • Philip Lymbery & Isabel Oakeshott, Farmageddon: The True Cost of Meat (London: Bloomsbury, 2014)

  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man (New York: Harper Perennial, 2008)

  • Pope Francis, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home (Singapore: Catholic Bishops Conference, 2015)
    Ricard Wolin, The Seduction of Unreason: The Intellectual Romance With Fascism From Nietzsche to Postmodernism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004)

  • Ramon Panikkar, The Cosmotheandric Experience: Emerging Religious Consciousness (New York: Orbis Books,  1994)

  • Roberto Marchesini, Over the Human: Post-Humanism and the Concept of Animal Epiphany, Tr. By Sarah De Sanctis (Cham: Springer, 2017)

  • Sajay Samuel, Beyond Economics and Ecology: The Radical Thought of Ivan Illich (New York: Marion Boyars, 2013)

  • Samuel Totten and William S. Parsons (eds.), Centuries of Genocide: Essays and Eyewitness Accounts (New York: Routledge, 2013)

  • Saral Sarkar, Eco-socialism or Eco-Capitalism: A Critical Analysis of Humanity's Fundamental Choices ((London: Zed Books, 1999)

  • Severn Cullis-Suzuki message to world leaders in 2008. https://weightofsilence.wordpress.com/2008/06/23/the-girl-who-silenced-the-un-for-five- minutes/. Oct. 2019

  • Swami Agnivesh, Applied Spirituality: A Spiritual Vision for the Dialogue of Religion (Noida: Harper Collins, 2015)

  • T. Storm Heter, Sartre's Ethics of Engagement: Authenticity And Civic Virtue (London: Continuum, 2006).

  • Thich Nhat Hanh, Love Letter to the Earth (Berkeley: Parallax Press, 2013)

  • Thomas Weber, Gandhi, Gandhism and the Gandhians (New Delhi: Roli Books, 2006)

  • Tony Jorg, New Thinking in Complexity for the Social Sciences and Humanities: A Generative, Transdisciplinary Approach (Cham: Springer, 2011)

  • United Nations, Civic Engagement in Public Policies: A Toolkit (New York: United Nations, 2007)

  • Wallapa van Willenswaard (ed.), Mindful Markets: Producer-Consumer Partnerships Towards a New Economy (Bangkok: Garden of fruition, 2015)

  • Yuval Noah Harari, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (London: Jonathan Cape, 2018)

  • Ulrich Beck, The Metamorphosis of the World (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2016)

  • Umberto Eco, Five Moral Pieces (New York: Vintage Books, 2010) 

  • Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (London: Vintage, 2015)

  • Zygmunt Bauman and Leonidas Donskis, Moral Blindness: The Loss of Sensitivity in Liquid Modernity (Cambridge: Polity, 2013)