Category Archives: Workshops

Beyond Teaching – The larger meaning of Education

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The teachers of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan from across 55 branches in India put together a reportage of their experiences and what they took away from the three day ‘Beyond Teaching’ History for Peace conference in Kochi in January this year. Below are a compilation of their notes and observations. ALL INDIA CONFERENCE FOR TEACHERS –…

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The Idea of the Indian Constitution – Chapter II

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Apoorvaanand began the conference by saying it is not a coincidence that we have got together to talk about the Constitution. And right he is. It is not a coincidence indeed. It has become an urgent need. And that perhaps is the reason for Takshila Education Society to invite us to take the conference that…

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Anne Frank: A History for Today in Kochi

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After the last Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibition I conducted, in Saikul (Manipur), the prospect of one in Kochi seemed ordinary enough. 30 class 8 students from across 7 (CBSE) Bhawans schools from across Kochi. How much novelty could I find? Day 1 At 9 AM on the morning of 19 Jan the…

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Anne Frank: A History for Today at the Conflictorium

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November 2019 marks 7 years of association with the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, as their India partners. A chance encounter at a conference in Doha leading to a partnership that has led to one of the most relevant and important projects we have undertaken at PeaceWorks. cccc2019 has also been particularly special. This year we…

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Anne Frank: A History for Today in Saikul, Manipur

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The Manorama rape case, the Mothers of Manipur protest, Sabitri Heisnam’s rendering of Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi, the implementation of the Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act in Manipur less than a decade after its independence from British colonialism, an alarmingly high rate of fake encounters. This sentence covers more or less the extent of my limited awareness of…

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