Globalization has brought about a sweeping change across the globe. Assertion of local culture and identity has led to the fear of the much talked about clash of civilizations. International relations based on traditional diplomacy looked for alternative channels to counter that fear. A Paradigm shift from power to partnership became necessary. The shift is possible perhaps through continuous dialogue between cultures of different nations. Voyaging Across Times is about that shift. It is about the cultural dialogue between India and South Africa spanning over four centuries despite severance of diplomatic relations. It is about how and why of civilizational confluence. It is about enhancement of national image and creation of brand names through cultural relations. It is about achieving domestic objectives and sustaining other forms of relations through cultural exchanges. It is all about moving towards a culture of peace. Towards transformation of nations. Towards fostering the global community.
This book will appeal to both scholars and students interested in cultural students, and also those who are engaged in diplomacy and policy making.