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Next Week’s Programmes 26 September- 8 October 2022 

26 September- 8 October 2022

MONDAY 26 TO 30

EXHIBITION ■ ART GALLERY, KAMALA DEVI COMPLEX, 11:00 TO 19:00

Japan from India’s Perspective

An exhibition of a selection of the best photographs taken by Indian visitors to Japan submitted as part of the past five editions of Click! Japan Photo Contest. The photographs cover a range of subjects from traditional Japanese architecture including temples and shrines, people and landscape.

The exhibition will also include a section on History of Japan – India and a screening of short documentaries on Japanese culture, crafts, shrines and temples

Exhibition on view 21 to 30 September 2022, 11:00 to 19:00

Organised as part of the ongoing commemorative events to mark the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of India-Japan Diplomatic Relations

(Collaboration: Embassy of Japan)

MONDAY 26

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30

INDIAN ARCHAEOLOGY

A Historical view of Vindhyan Rock Art and its Significance

Illustrated lecture by Dr. Ajay Pratap, Senior Professor and former Head of the Dept. of History, Banaras Hindu University

Chair: Shri B.M. Pande

The lecture introduces the idea of rock paintings being not simply archaeological but also historical source material. This, it is argued, is because rock paintings continued to be the main means of symbolic recording of things and events, well-after scripts and writing came in being. The main common purpose of painting on rocks from prehistory to history, seems to be ‘remembering’, ‘commemorating’ and ‘memorializing’. The painted spaces constitutes socially and cognitively charged material which by means of being contemporary to the times of their creation is open to historical interpretation.

MONDAY 26

TALK ■ SEMINAR ROOMS II & III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX AT 18:30

India’s Internal Security Challenges

Speaker: Dr. Ajai Sahni, Executive Director, Institute for Conflict Management, South Asia Terrorism Portal, Khalistan Extremism Monitor and Editor, South Asia Intelligence Review

Chair: Cmde. C. Uday Bhaskar, Director, Society for Policy Studies

(Collaboration: Society for Policy Studies)

TUESDAY 27

DISCUSSION ■ SEMINAR ROOMS I TO III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX AT 18:30

GANDHI MATTERS

Living in Truth: The Gandhian Paradigm

Discussion on the forthcoming book by Ramin Jahanbegloo

Speakers: Ramin Jahanbegloo and Pooja Sharma, co-authors of the book

(Collaboration: The Raza Foundation)

WEDNESDAY 28

DISCUSSION ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30

Brazil India Modernism

H.E. André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, Ambassador of Brazil and Kanu Kartik Agrawal, architect and theorist, will discuss the role of modern architecture in the making of modern Brazil and India, nations with colonial legacies and global aspirations. The discussion will trace shared histories as well as divergent aspects of the evolution of modern designs in Brazil and India; the architecture culture in both countries that gave rise to a diversity of production. The discussion will also address the role of late colonial and modernist architecture in collective memory and the need for preservation will serve as a coda to the discussion

WEDNESDAY 28

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM II AT 18:30

IIC/PCI – CONVERSATIONS WITH MEDIA # 2

Conscience, Creativity and Courage: Response to Crisis

Speaker: Ashok Vajpeyi

Moderator of the series: Suhas Borker

Introduction: Vinay Kumar, Secretary General, Press Club of India (PCI)

The series ‘Conversations with Media’ is jointly organised by IIC and PCI and is hosted by them alternately every month

THURSDAY 29

TALK ■ ANNEXE LECTURE ROOM II AT 18:30

MUSIC APPRECIATION PROMOTION

Thoughts to Music: Narayana Guru

Lesson from an experiment in Carnatic Music

Illustrated presentation by Shri S. Goplakrishnan

The presentation will try to echo the layers of insights while imagining an idea of transforming Sree Narayana Guru’s philosophical poems into the Carnatic format as interpreted by T.M. Krishna. The process of selections from a repository of poems in Sanskrit, Malayalam and Tamil, the constant exchange of ideas between the musician and the team involved, the culmination at the concert stage, and the evolution of the songs thereafter. The presentation will include the speaker’s own experiences in the process; a recorded interaction with T.M. Krishna on his engagement with philosophical texts vis-à-vis music; basic texts of Guru with their English translations and excerpts from the music concert.

Shri S. Gopalakrishnan is a Delhi-based writer and broadcaster. He writes on music and culture. He won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award for prose.

FRIDAY 30

DISCUSSION ■ CONFERENCE ROOM II AT 18:30

NEIGHBOURHOOD FIRST

Coordinator: Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Ashok K. Mehta

The Rise of Bangladesh: Partnership with India

Panelists: Amb. Pankaj Saran, former Deputy NSA and High Commissioner to Bangladesh; Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Satish Nambiar, former Deputy Chief of Army Staff and Director, United Services Institute; Amb. Pinak Ranjan Chakravarti, former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs and former High Commissioner to Bangladesh; and Dr. Sreeradha Dutta, Senior Fellow, Vivekanand Foundation and Centre Head, Neighbourhood Studies

Chair: Maj. Gen. Ashok Mehta

Bangladesh, one of the youngest countries, after some glitches, is making rapid progress in political and security stability, enabling stunning economic growth and rise in human development indices. Relations with India have seen highs and lows but are now on a positive trajectory. The panel will discuss the rise of Bangladesh

OCTOBER 2022

SATURDAY 1

FESTIVAL ■ GANDHI-KING MEMORIAL PLAZA & C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM FROM 11:00 ONWARDS

Bhoomi Festival

A celebration of Shakti, the creative Power of Mother Earth, the biodiversity of our Sacred Plants and Nourishment from our Sacred Foods

Organised in collaboration with Navdanya

11:00 to 18:00 in Gandhi-King Memorial Plaza

Exhibition: Sacred Plants and Sacred Foods

From 15:00 to 18:00 in C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium

Panel discussion on Sacred Plants and Sacred Foods

Panelists: Dr. Vandana Shiva, Dr. Nanditha Krishna, Pandurang Hegde, Prasanna, Maya Goburdhun, Dr. Madhu Khanna and Dr. Shukla Chattopadhyay

At 18:30

Ratnagarbha

Ode to Mother Earth who creates, nurtures and sustains

Bharatanatyam choreographed and presented by Rama Vaidyanathan

Introduction: Meera Khanna

MONDAY 3

DISCUSSION ■ CONFERENCE ROOM II AT 17:00

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Akbar of Hindustan

By Parvati Sharma (Juggernaut: 2022)

Discussants: Amb. T.C.A. Raghavan, former High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore and former Director General, ICWA; Dr. Anubhuti Maurya, Associate Professor & Head, Dept. of History and Archaeology, Shiv Nadar Institute of Eminence; and Ms Parvati Sharma, author of the book

Chair: Amb. K.P. Fabian, former Ambassador to Italy and Distinguished Fellow, Symbiosis University

MONDAY 3

DISCUSSION ■ SEMINAR ROOMS I TO III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX AT 18:00

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Recalibrate: Changing Paradigms

By N.K. Singh with select insights from P.K. Mishra (Rupa Publications India: 2022)

Chair: Amb. Shyam Saran, President IIC and former Foreign Secretary of India

Discussants: Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India; Dr. Poonam Gupta, Director General, NCAER; and Shri N.K. Singh, politician, economist and author of the book

FRIDAY 7

PERFORMANCE ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30

Concert

Presented by Abakorao, an Indo-Latin Group who’s repertoire includes Bossa Nova, Salsa, Vallenato, Bachata, Merengue and Reggae music

Artists: Santiago Ramirez (keyboard, lead vocal & guitar); Fidel Deli (percussion); Camilo Barrios (saxophone); Rajahamsam Tiruvaipadi (bass); and Angélica Patiño (vocal)

The artists will present a concert of songs and musical genres that best represent each country’s heritage

(Collaboration: Embassy of Brazil; Embassy of Colombia; Embassy of Dominican Republic; and High Commission of Jamaica)

FRIDAY 7

DISCUSSION  ■ SEMINAR ROOMS II & III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX AT 18:30

ART MATTERS

Here and Hereafter – Nirmal Verma’s Life in Literature

A discussion with the author of the book, Vineet Gill with Ashutosh Bharadwaj and Ashok Vajpeyi

(Collaboration: The Raza Foundation)

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