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State of the Nation
July 18,2017 at 06:30 pm

Reviving Indian Economy: Outlook and Reform Challenges Speaker: Dr. M. Govinda Rao, Member, Fourteenth Finance Commission, Emeritus Professor, Nation

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Mehfil With Pandita Shubhada Paradkar Khayal
July 29,2017 at 06:30 pm

Shubhada Paradkar's musical journey started in Baroda where she learnt from Pandit R. D. Potdar and Pandit Madhusudan Joshi of the Kirana and Agra&nbs

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  • Date: June 14,2017

    Time: 06:00pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Summer Festival Of Music

    Description:

    Mid-Summer Evenings with Hindustani Vocalists

    At 18:00 

    Concert by Iman Das from Bangalore, disciple of Pt Ajoy Chakraborty  and Pt Kalyan Basu

     

    At 19:00

    Concert by Sarita Pathak Yajurvedi from Delhi, disciple and daughter-in-law of Vidushi Sulochana Brahaspati  and  Acharya Brahaspati

  • Date: June 2,2017

    Time: 03:00pm

    Venue: Multipurpose Hall

    Title: Concert Lalon Geeti

    Description:

    By Farida Parveen, Bangladesh’s most well-known exponent of the songs of Lalon Fakir

    Born in Kushtia, the place where Lalon Fakir was born and had practiced his sadhana through his songs, she will sing in Bengali and Hindi (translations by Muchkund Dubey). She will also present Adhunik Bangla songs

    (Collaboration: Council for Social Development)

  • Date: May 11,2017

    Time: 06:30PM

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: Past Remains Hazrat-i-Dehli, 1857-1947-1957

    Description:

    Speaker: Prof. Shahid Amin, A.M. Khwaja Chair in Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia

    Chair: Prof. Sunil Kumar

     

    (Collaboration: Department of History, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi)

  • Date: May 5,2017

    Time: 05:30PM

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: Beyond Borders IIC NFI Lecture Series

    Description:

    Theatre Beyond Borders

    Adil Hussain, well-known Indian stage, television and film actor from Assam in conversation with Kishalay Bhattacherjee

     

    South Asia and South East Asia between themselves comprise two of the most populous regions of the world. The region is fractious and studies on it are primarily driven by disasters and conflict. India’s Northeast is one such area until not long back marginal to Indian history, that has been caught in the throes of imperial expansion, nationalism, partition, isolation and dependence in the 20th century. Second in the series organised in collaboration with the National Foundation for India (NFI) and curated by journalist and author, Kishalay Bhattacharjee, hopes to shed light on the people and places that are caught in these larger forces and bridge at least some gaps in understanding between and within the two regions

  • Date: April 20,2017

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Conference Room 1

    Title: When the Gods begin to dance in Angkor

    Description:

    Indian Archaeology

     

    Architecture for the Dancing God: Hall with Dancers in the Jayavarman VII Temples.

    Speaker: Dr. Swati Chemburkar

     

    Chair: Shri B.M. Pande

     

    The spiritual power of dance in Cambodia has been valued since pre-Angkorian times, and plentiful images of dance and music in the bas-reliefs of the great monuments of Angkor suggest that this tradition was markedly enhanced in the reign of Jayavarman VII, as a contemporary Chinese report attests. Focusing on the ‘halls with dancers’, a distinct architectural feature of Jayavarman VII’s temples, the article explores the link between the architecture, associated inscriptions, dance and music rituals evolving in Angkor and contemporary Chola temples that housed several mandapas. The lecture argues that the architecture of the halls with dancers worked in tandem with ritual practices to provide a symbolic and possibly actual space for encountering divine