Category Archives: Conference

Day Two- The Idea of India

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Day 2: 16 August 2017 The second day began with an invigorating session titled ‘The Unequivalence of Violence: the Communal Question in Janam’s Plays’. Sudhanva Deshpande, editor, thespian, director and member of Jana Natya Manch (Janam) used various written and visual excerpts from Janam’s productions to talk about the evolution of communalism and the challenges of…

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Day One-The Idea of India

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Day 1: 15 August 2017 The first day of the conference began mid-morning in Tollygunge Club. Teachers from various schools across India were in attendance , participating keenly in the various sessions of the day. Naveen Kishore, the Managing Trustee of The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, addressed the gathering with a few opening remarks. He…

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Opening session-The Idea of India

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Opening session: Conversation between Romila Thapar and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. 14 August 2017 The opening session of the third annual History for Peace conference—The Idea of India—was a conversation between Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Romila Thapar. As Spivak said, the audience ‘eavesdropped’ on a conversation between ‘two old friends’ as they deconstructed the potential meanings…

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The Idea of India – Conference programme

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14, 15, 16, 17 August, 2017 . ICCR and Tollygunge Club, Calcutta  This conference is dedicated to the memory of PeaceWorks friend and patron Kozo Yamamura (1934 – 2017). CONCEPT NOTE  REGISTER NOW! 14.8.2017  In Conversation: Romila Thapar and  Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. [6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.]  Romila Thapar is an Indian historian whose principal area of…

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