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A mehfil with Vidushi Jayashree Patnekar
March 25,2017 at 06:30pm

A mehfil with Vidushi Jayashree Patnekar (Khayal) Accompanied by Bharat Kamat (tabla) and Suyog Kundalkar (harmonium)   Jayashree R.


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  • Date: February 21,2017

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: Fidel Castro Reconsidering his Impact on Resistance, Revolution and Racism in the 20th Century


    Speakers: Shri Sitaram Yechury, MP; Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, MP; H.E. Mr. Oscar Martinez Cordoves, Ambassador of Cuba; and Professor Prabhat Patnaik


    Moderator: Shri Sanjeev Prakash

  • Date: April 29,2016

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block



    Dr. Bina Agarwal, Institute of Economic Growth; Prof. C.P. Chandrasekhar, Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Prof. Gopal Guru, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University will discuss Capital in the Twenty First Century by Thomas Piketty (Bombay: Harvard Business School Press, 2014)


    Chair: Prof. T.K. Oommen

  • Date: March 28,2016

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: A State in Denial Pakistans Misguided and Dangerous Crusade


    Dr. Shashi Tharoor, MP;  Shri Shivshankar Menon, former Foreign Secretary & National Security Advisor; and others will discuss A State in Denial – Pakistan’s Misguided and Dangerous Crusade by B.G. Verghese (New Delhi: Rupa, 2016)

    Moderator: Shri Shekhar Gupta, senior  journalist 

  • Date: February 24,2016

    Time: 6:00 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium



    Speakers: Shri Soli J. Sorabjee, former Attorney-General of India and President IIC

    Prof. Neera Chandhoke,Visiting Professor, Centre for law and Governance, jawaharlal Nehru University

    Shri K.P. Fabian, former Ambassador and Visiting Professor, Indian Society of International Law

    Prof. Shiv Visvanathan, Professor, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy

    Moderator: Shri Suhas Borker, Convener, Working Group on Alternative Strategies

  • Date: February 5,2016

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Calcutta in the 1950s


    Speaker: Dr. Sumanta Banerjee is a cultural historian who specializes in research into popular culture, particularly of the colonial period. His best known works include The Simmering Revolution: The Naxalite Uprising,The Thema Book of Naxalite PoetryThe Popular and the Streets: Elite and Popular Culture in Nineteenth Century Calcutta  and Dangerous Outcast: The Prostitute in Nineteenth Century Bengal


    Chair: Shri Hiranmay Karlekar


    The decade of the 1950s was a crucial period in the history of Calcutta, charged with dramatic transitions and traumatic experiences in the quotidian existence of its citizens. Their economic, political and socio-cultural existential world changed under the impact of a number of historical developments