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  • 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

  • Date: March 20,2013

    Time: 06:00 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Chameli Devi Jain Award for 2012-13


    Presentation of awards to Outstanding Woman Mediaperson

    Followed by a panel discussion on

    Freedom of Expression: Can We Get it Right?

    Panelists: Shri Fali S. Nariman; Shri Shashi Tharoor; and Prof. Nivedita Menon

    Moderator: Smt Sevanti Ninan

    (Organised by The Media Foundatio

  • Date: July 6,2012

    Time: 10:00 am

    Venue: Multipurpose Hall

    Title: Challenges Facing the Media


    Editors’ Panel
    Shri N. Ravi, International Press Institute, and former Editor, The Hindu; Shri Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, Indian Express; Shri Raghav Bahl, Founder and Editor, Network-18; and Shri Ajay Upadhyay, Consulting Editor, Amar Ujala
    Political Panel
    Mr Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law and Justice; Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, M.P., and former Minister of Information and Broadcasting; Shri Sitaram Yechury, M.P., C.P.I. (M)
    Moderator: Shri T.N. Ninan, President, Editors’ Guild of India, and Chairman, Business Standard
    Valedictory Address
    Dr S.Y. Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India
    (Collaboration: Editors’ Guild of India and the International Press Institute)

  • Date: November 4,2011

    Time: 10 :30 am

    Venue: Conference Room 1

    Title: Crossing Cultural Frontiers in the Study of the Past


    Dialogue between Dr. Irene Winter, William Dorr Boardman Professor Emerita, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University; author of the recently published two volumes of collected essays , On Art in the Ancient Near East and Professor Shereen Ratnagar, archaeologist; interested in both South Asia and Mesopotamia; author of Understanding Harappa.

    Chair: Professor S.C. Malik, interdisciplinary anthropologist and archaeologist