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  • Date: December 15,2014

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Conference Room 1

    Title: Ruth Destined to Write


    Introduction: Ms Renana Jhabvala followed by a short film interview with Ruth Jhabvala

    Readings from Ruth Jhabvala’s work by Averee Chaurey and Minoti Chatterjee

    Introduction to Ruth Jhabvala’s fiction writing by Smt Aruna Chakravarty

    An Interpretation of the last two works – My Nine Lives and Love Song for India

    Speaker: Shri Ramesh Chandra Shah, well-known Hindi writer

  • Date: November 13,2014

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Restructuring the Northeast


    Speakers: Shri P.P. Shrivastava, former Member, Northeastern Council; Shri Falguni Rajkumar, former Secretary of the NEC and presently Chairman, IIM, Shillong; Prof. Bhagat Oinam, Centre for Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Shri R.S. Pandey, former Chief Secretary, Nagaland


    Moderator: Shri B.G. Verghese

  • Date: May 7,2012

    Time: 04:00pm

    Venue: Conference Room II

    Title: Remembering the Bamiyan Buddhas


    Presentations by scholars from Afghanistan, Tajikistan and India on ethnicity, religion and nationalism in Afghanistan; the Bamiyan Buddhas in local traditions; and on Tajikistan-Afghanistan relations
    Speakers include Mr Syed Raza, Mr Mod. Mansoor Ehsan, Mr Rashid Ahmadi, Mr Bashir Shabir, Prof Kh. Umarov, Prof. K. Warikoo and Dr B.R. Mani
    Chair: Shri C.R. Gharekhan
    (Collaboration: Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation)