Events

Tuesday Seminar
Sep 17

Abstract:
In focusing primarily on B.R. Ambedkar, this talk will reconstruct and interpret the work of hostility and antagonism that was central to his political thought and writings. As a thinker, Ambedkar remained singular in taking account of the full and potential measure of violence predominantly in caste relations but beyond in the comparative contexts of revolutions and formations of nation-states in the modern world. I reconstruct and interpret Ambedkar here as a foundational...

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Tuesday Seminar
Sep 24

Abstract: हिंदी आलोचना की प्रारम्भिक बहसों से सूत्र लेते हुए यह पर्चा हिंदी की रीति कविता [सम्वत् 1600-1900] के बारे में औपनिवेशिक, राष्ट्रवादी व मार्क्सवादी आलोचना सरणियों द्वारा बनाई धारणाओं की समीक्षा करेगा और ब्रज कविता की परम्परा के खंडित हो जाने के कारणों पर विचार करेगा। रीति कविता के आंतरिक संगठन के भीतर से तात्कालिक काव्य-संसार, काव्य रूढ़ियों व सौंदर्य दृष्टि की एक झलक दिखाने की कोशिश के साथ ही यह पर्चा समकालीन पाठक के काव्य-बोध से उसकी भिन्नता को रेखांकित करेगा। देव कवि की कविताओं...

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Conference
Sep 26

BEYOND PRODUCTIVITY AND POPULISM:
REIMAGINING INDIA’S AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL POLICIES

National Conference organised by the Network of Rural and Agrarian Studies (NRAS)
in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi

26-28 September 2019

Sponsored by Ford Foundation, New Delhi

Concerns over the state of rural India, especially agriculture as central to our food
cultures and a key source of livelihood and economy, have grown...

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Conference
Sep 28

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR MENTORING INITIATIVE 2019

Network of Rural and Agrarian Studies (NRAS) is a network of researchers and scholars engaged issues of rural and agrarian India. It was established in 2010 with the twin objectives of reinvigorating the study of agrarian and rural issues in India’s academic institutions and influencing the pedagogy and curriculum of academic institutions to encompass rural and agrarian issues. The Mentoring Initiative is an effort of NRAS to... Read more
Tuesday Seminar
Oct 1

Abstract: The climate crisis brings forth the specter of an unknown earth. But, unlike an explorer who can turn their back on the unknown and retreat into the safety of the known, we do not have that luxury: our actions as humans are forcing us to move toward an unknown earth with no foreknowledge of what that might mean. This talk is a meditation on this problem. I work through selected examples in the history of philosophy (focusing primarily on metaphysics in analytic, continental, and...

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