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  • Date: October 26,2017

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: Gandhi, Hinduism and Humanity

    Description:

     

    Speaker: Dr. Faisal Devji, Reader in indian History, University of Oxford
    Chair & Discussion: Dr. Avijit Pathak, Professor in Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
    As a critic of modern civilisation gandhi was deeply suspicious of its desire for university.While universal ideas like Freedom, therefore , were enthusiastically taken up by many anti-colonial thinkers,the mahatma focused instead of their darker aspect and linked with imperialism.And yet the refused to become a partisan for the particular either, recognising its as a category belonging to the universal as well.Hinduism provided Gandhi with an important example of a phenomenon  that he thought might avoid the voilence of the universal while at the same time denying relegation to a mere particularity. This lecture will explore how Gandhi posed Hinduism against what he saw as the voilent appeal to humanity as a universal idea, looking in particular at his understanding of three contentious issues: caste,conversion and cow protection
    (Collarboration: South Asian University and Society and Culture in South Asia) 

  • Date: August 3,2012

    Time: 06:00pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Gross National Happiness Index of Bhutan

    Description:

    11th BCF Annual Lecture

    Speaker: H.E. Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba, Minister of Works and Human Settlement, Government of Bhutan
     
    (Collaboration: Business and Community Foundation)

  • Date: July 19,2012

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Governance and the Girl Child

    Description:

    Golden Jubilee Lectures on Governance
    Speaker: Justice (retd.) Smt Leila Seth, former Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh
     
    Chair: Shri Soli Sorabjee, President, IIC

  • Date: April 24,2012

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Golden Jubilee Lectures on Environment

    Description:

    Waste and Water Management in India
    Speaker: Ms Sunita Narain, Director-General, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
     
    Chair: Prof M.G.K. Menon, Life Trustee, India International Centre
     
    People in cities get water in their houses, discharge waste, and see their rivers die. They don’t make the connection between flush toilets and dying rivers. Ferreting out data from government offices, CSE mapped 71 cities, to uncover innumerable cases where what we know today as a drain was once a river. The Report calls for decisive and wholesale change, lest we stand accused of deliberate ‘hydrocide’.

  • Date: April 14,2012

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Golden Jubilee Lectures

    Description:

    Readings and a Conversation
    By Vikram Seth with Chiki Sarkar, Publisher, Penguin India