Introduction to Decolonisation

Welcome

This collaborative digital learning resource blends Western and South Asian perspectives to explain the concept of ‘decolonisation’, thereby supporting staff and students in working towards decolonisation of the curriculum, higher education, and society more generally.

Extract from sketchnote commissioned from artist Grace Harper to document the Exeter-Jadavpur decolonisation roundtable in autumn 2023.

The content of these pages was compiled by contributors based in India (Jadavpur University) and the UK (University of Exeter). All partners in this work acknowledge the intertwined, complex, and at times violent histories of our two nations — and see the co-creation of this resource as a commitment to building a better future by fostering understanding, dialogue, and future actions in support of equity, justice, and dignity for all.

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The potential for decolonising is really exciting, if we can actually embrace it.
Prof Melissa Percival

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