Political Responses to Religious Diversity in Ancient and Modern India

A Talk by Professor Rajeev Bhargava, Director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi

October 8, 2012

4:30-6pm

Pane Room
Alexander Library
College Avenue Campus

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Abstract:
In light of contemporary challenges states face in managing religious diversity, this talk asks: Do other places and times with experience managing deep diversity hold lessons in how we can all live together? It addresses this question by exploring two such political responses. The first is the great Indian emperor Asoka’s emphasis on the importance of self-restraint for religious co-existence, an idea not to be confused with religious toleration. The second is from over 2000 years later, when a vicious majority-minority syndrome engulfed India. Apart from dividing the subcontinent into two nations, it stalled several freedom & equality-centred reforms. Modern Indian    secularism developed in response to this complex, trouble-ridden situation. Both responses might hold important lessons for our times.

A Bengali Film Showing

Sthaniya Sambaad (Spring in the Colony)


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

6:00-9:00pm

Teleconference Lecture Hall
Alexander Library
College Avenue Campus

A Bengali Film showing.  Organized by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Moinak Biswas will be in attendance and lead the discussion after the showing.  Open to the Public.

 

Studying the Indian Ocean: Trends and Problems

Studying the Indian Ocean: Trends and Problems

By Michael Pearson


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

1:00-3:00pm

Teleconference Lecture Hall
Alexander Library
College Avenue Campus

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Translation of Anis Kidwai's Memoir "In Freedom's Shade"

Monday, April 9, 2012
4:00-6:00 p.m. (Reception at 4pm)

Teleconference Lecture Hall
Alexander Library, 4th Floor
College Avenue Campus

Lecture by Ayesha Kidwai of Jawaharial Nehru University in India.

Please join us for this talk, and reception beginning at 4pm.

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Co-Sponsored by: the South Asian Studies Program, and Office of Global Advancement and International Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education, Office of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program/College Avenue Campus Dean, Office of the Dean of Humanities (SAS), Program in Comparative Literature, AMESALL Dept, Women's and Gender Studies, Dept of Political Science

Talk by Tejeswini Ganti, NYU

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Prof. Tejaswini Ganti (NYU):
Title: Producing Bollywood: The Social and Institutional Transformations of the Hindi Film Industry
(hosted by Prof. Ulla Berg)
BIO, Room 302


Co-sponsored with South Asian Studies Program & Dept of Journalism and Media Studies/SCI

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