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  • Date: April 29,2016

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP.

    Description:

    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: October 6,2015

    Time: 06:00 pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Beyond Barbed Wires Discussing the Deoli Experience

    Description:

    Film followed by a discussion

     

    Beyond Barbed Wires: A Distant Dawn (35 min; dvd; English)

    Directed by Rafeeq Ellias who will introduce the film

     

    A Knock at Midnight  - More than 50 years ago the lives of thousands of Chinese living in India changed when they were taken from their homes in the Darjeeling and Assam areas to an internment camp in Deoli, Rajasthan. The film explores in gripping vignettes how some ex-internees have lived with the experience

     

    The Deoliwallahs – The Last Generation of Survivors of the Chinese Internment Camp in Deoli

    Panelists: Michael Cheng was six years old when he was interned. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his family; Joy Ma is a writer and attended Delhi University. Born in Deoli, she is working on a book about her family’s journey in India; Yin Marsh was 13 when she went to Deoli. She is the author of Doing Time with Nehru; and Steven Wan who was a teenager when he was interned with his family. He lives in Toronto, Canada

     

    Chair: Dilip D’Souza, Mumbai-based writer and journalist


  • Date: August 19,2015

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Conference Room 1

    Title: Book Discussion Group Afloat a Lotus Leaf

    Description:

    Dr. Harish Trivedi, formerly Professor of English, University of Delhi; Prof. N.N. Pillai, Honorary Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan; Shri K. Raghunath, former Indian Foreign Secretary; and Smt Leela Venkataraman, well-known dance critic and author will discuss Kapila Vatsyayan: A Cognitive Biography - Afloat a Lotus Leaf by Jyoti Sabharwal (New Delhi: Stellar, 2015)

     

    Chair: Shri N.N. Vohra, Governor of Jammu & Kashmir

  • Date: February 24,2012

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Conference Room 1

    Title: Book Discussion Group - Feb 2012

    Description:

    Prof Alok Bhalla, Visiting Professor, Jamia Millia Islamia; Prof. Malashri Lal, Department of English, University of Delhi; Shri Sanjay Muttoo, Radio & Media Personality; Dr Kumkum Bhattacharya, Director, Rabindra Bhavana, Santiniketan; and Dr Radha Chakravarty, editor of the book, will discuss The Essential Tagore, edited by  Fakhrul Alam and Radha Chakravarty (Kolkata: Visva Bharati, 2011)
     
    Chair: Shri Jawhar Sircar, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, GOI

  • Date: October 28,2011

    Time: 6:30 pm

    Venue: Conference Room 1

    Title: Book Discussion Group

    Description:

    Prof. B.G. Verghese, Centre For Policy Research; Shri M.K. Rasgotra,
    Former Secretary, Govt. Of India And Major General Dipankar Banerjee,
    Institute Of Peace And Conflict Studies Will Discuss The Book
    “Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Escaping India by Aparna Pande" (Oxon: Routledge, 2011)

    Chair: Shri Jagmohan, former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir