Scandal of Empire Post

In the chapter “Scandal” from The Scandal of Empire, Nicholas B. Dirks argues that the actions taken by corrupt, self-interested British officials acting within the Dutch East India Company played an integral role in helping to establish the British Raj. Officials within the Dutch East India Company used their positions of power to unscrupulously profit …

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Good and Evil in the Amar Chitra Katha

The comic book Heroes from the Mahabharata is a cartoon exploration of Indian mythology. It was written to target children and ultimately introduce them to Hindu Gods. The comic occurs at a time when the world was filled with negative energy and strife. The five stories demonstrate that good will always triumph over evil with …

Summary of Bruffee’s Essay on Collaboration

In his essay Collaboration and the “Conversation of Mankind,” Kenneth Bruffee discusses the benefits of collaborative learning in the classroom, and encourages teachers to implement collaborative assignments in their classrooms. First off, Bruffee emphasizes the importance of dialogue between peers in helping to shape one’s ideas and develop one’s writing. Although Bruffee sees the benefits …