Monday, February 28, 2011

Conference on Contemporary India to be held at the Center for Public Scholarship at The New School in May--all students are welcome to attend


24th conference in the Social Research conference series

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10-11, 2011
John Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, NYC
Review the complete agenda, speaker bios, and more:

Join us as speakers discuss key issues of contemporary Indian life to connect the dots between government, economy, policy, and culture in India and in India's world today. The mission of the conference is to engage both experts and the public in discussions that will deepen our understandings of the ways in which the country and people of India are influenced by the world and the world, by India.

Amitav Ghosh, author of The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and Sea of Poppies, among others. May 10, 6 P.M.

The Internal and Global Dimensions of India's IT Revolution, Ajit Balakrishnan (
India's Gray Educational Markets, Aromar Revi (Indian Institute of Human Settlements and TARU)
The Tensions Between Research, Graduate Training, and Undergraduate Teaching in the Natural and Physical Sciences, Sabyasachi Bhattacharya (Tata Institute)
Crisis in the Classics,Sheldon Pollock (Columbia University)
Different Kinds of Waiting: The Verdict of Surgery in Contemporary India, Lawrence Cohen (UC Berkeley)
Surveillance, Terrorism and Cinema of the Contemporary, Ranjani Mazumdar (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Puritanism, Censorship and Self Censorship in Colonial and Post Colonial Hinduism, Wendy Doniger (University of Chicago Divinity School)
Elections as Communitas, Mukulika Banerjee (London School of Economics)
Mobile Dalit in Incredible India: The Limits of Liberalism, Gopal Gurue (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
The Crisis in Kashmir With Regard to Partition, Sovereignty, and National Security in India, Suvir Kaul (University of Pennsylvania)

*Open to the public

*Free for students

*$15 for non-students

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