India has continuous and cumulative intellectual traditions is many domains of knowledge. This tradition has its beginning in the Rgveda the first attested Indo European document and continues to be alive in the life, practices and learning of the Indian people. The power and pertinence of knowledge systems in this tradition are attested by the existence of innumerable texts and thinkers that continue to be the subject of study in major contemporary universities round the world.
Kapil Kapoor 1940 is professor of English centre for Linguistics and English and Concurrent Professor special centre for sanskrit studies Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi. He was Dean of the school of language literature and culture studies JNU from 1996-2002. His teaching and research interests include literary and linguistic theories both Indian and Western philosophy of language, nineteeth century British life literature and thought and Indian intellectual traditions.