2018

Tuesday Seminar
Nov
06
2018
Speaker: Shinod NK

Abstract

Philosophers of science debated the epistemology of thought experiments (TE) over the last three decades to reach a stalemate. The philosophical scrutiny of TE has produced at least five mutually incompatible accounts for... more

Lecture
Oct
29
2018
Speaker: Ashwini Deshpande

Abstract

Using pooled data over 1986-87 and 2014 from three nationally representative special education rounds of the National Sample Survey (NSS) for India, we investigate the role of son preference in explaining children’s education... more

Tuesday Seminar
Oct
23
2018
Speaker: Parag Waknis

Abstract

A surprise demonetization, where certain or all denominations of currency notes cease to be legal tender within a short notice, can be understood as a severe payment system shock requiring agents to immediately shift to... more

Tuesday Seminar
Oct
09
2018
Speaker: Ravi Elangovan

Abstract

Low resource countries like India have a significant healthcare burden due  to infectious disease. Lack of diagnostic technology at the bottom of the pyramid has let to indiscriminate use of antibiotics and poor health ... more

HSS Occasional Seminar
Sep
25
2018
Speaker: V. K. Tripathi

Abstract

With the rise of market driven economies, propelled by science and technology, the... more

HSS Occasional Seminar
Sep
10
2018
Speaker: S. Swaminathan

Abstract

This talk narrates the story of scripts, which starts with the need felt by communities for writing, that led to the five cultures – Sumerian, Egyptian, Chinese, Indian and Meso-American - which had invented sophisticated... more

Workshop
Aug
17
2018
Speaker:

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Delhi in collaboration with WISERD (Cardiff University, UK) is organising a joint workshop with civil society activists on "Civil Society and Citizenship Rights in India". In this... more

Tuesday Seminar
May
01
2018
Speaker: Upasna Sharma
Tuesday Seminar
Apr
17
2018
Speaker: Upinder Singh

The intensity of the discussion of violence and nonviolence is a striking feature of ancient Indian political thought. Based on my recent book, Political Violence in Ancient India, I argue that the recognition of the pragmatic need for the king... more

Tuesday Seminar
Apr
10
2018
TBA
Speaker: V. Upadhyay

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