"We know the West as the West looks at itself. We study the East the way West studies the East. We look at the world the way West looks at it. We do not even know whether the world would look different, if we looked at it our way. Today, we are not in a position even to make sense of the above statement. When Asian anthropologists or sociologists or culturologists do their anthropology, sociology or culturology â€“ the West is really talking to itself."
- S.N. Balagangadhara 'We Shall Not Cease From Exploration'
Professor at the Ghent University in Belgium and Director of the Research Centre Vergelijkende Cutuurwetenschap (Comparative Science of Cultures)