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Art & Culture

IIC – November Exhibitions / Programmes

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TUESDAY 1 TO 4

WORKSHOP & FESTIVAL ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 16:00 AND 18:30
CONFRONTATION: FILMS BY HUNGARIAN WOMEN DIRECTORS

1 to 4 November 2022

A festival of award-winning contemporary films by Women Directors from Hungary. The festival includes a Film Workshop conducted by Prof. Balázs Varga, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE University), Budapest. Organised in collaboration with Department of Slavonic and Finno-Ugrian Studies, University of Delhi; and Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre.

At 16:00
Workshop
Conducted by Prof. Balázs Varga, Associate Professor, Film Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. He writes and lectures on modern and contemporary Hungarian cinema, contemporary European cinema, production studies, popular cinemas and documentaries. He is a founding editor of Metropolis, a scholarly journal on film theory and history based in Budapest.

At 18:30
One Day (Egy nap)
(99 min; 2018; dvd; Hungarian with English subtitles)
Director: Zsófia Szilágyi

Multiple award winner including FIPRESCI Prize, Director’s Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2018; Best Actress Award, International Competition, Cairo International Film Festival 2018; Awards for Best Actress & Best Screenplay, Hungarian Film Week 2019; among others

This intense, intimate debut film shows 36 hours in a disintegrating marriage from the point of view of the stressed-out wife.

WEDNESDAY 2

WORKSHOP & FESTIVAL ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 16:00 AND 18:30
CONFRONTATION: FILMS BY HUNGARIAN WOMEN DIRECTORS

At 16:00
Workshop
Conducted by Prof. Balázs Varga, Associate Professor, Film Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

At 18:30
Body and Soul (Testről és lélekről)
(116 min; 2017; dvd; Hungarian with English subtitles)
Director: Ildikó Enyedi

Multiple award winner including FIPRESCI Prize, Competition, Golden Berlin Bear for Best Film, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury & Reader Jury of the “Berliner Morgenpost” Awards, Berlin International Film Festival 2017; Awards for Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress & Grand Prize for Best Film Awards, Hungarian Film Week 2018; Sydney Film Prize for Best Film, Sydney Film Festival 2018; among others

Hungarian auteur Ildiko Enyedi returns with a strangely hypnotic and unique love story with Body and Soul.

THURSDAY 3

WORKSHOP & FESTIVAL ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 16:00 AND 18:30
CONFRONTATION: FILMS BY HUNGARIAN WOMEN DIRECTORS

At 16:00
Workshop
Conducted by Prof. Balázs Varga, Associate Professor, Film Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

At 18:30
Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time
(Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre)
(95 min; 2020; dvd; Hungarian with English subtitles)
Director: Lili Horvát

Multiple award winner including Golden Hugo, New Director’s Competition, Chicago International Film Festival 2020; Dublin Film Critic’s Award for Best Director, Dublin International Film Festival 2021; Best Actress Award, Golden Spike Award for Best Film & Pilar Miró Award for Best New Director, Valladolid International Film Festival 2020; among others

Márta Vizy is a 39-year-old Hungarian neurosurgeon who returns to Budapest for a romantic rendezvous at the Liberty Bridge with János, a fellow doctor…

FRIDAY 4

WORKSHOP & FESTIVAL ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 16:00 AND 18:30
CONFRONTATION: FILMS BY HUNGARIAN WOMEN DIRECTORS

At 16:00
Workshop
Conducted by Prof. Balázs Varga, Associate Professor, Film Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

At 18:30
Wild Roots (Külön Falka)
(98 min; 2021; Hungarian with English subtitles)
Director: Hajnis Kis

Recipient of the Audience Award for Best Film, Jury Prize for Best Film & Best Actor, Riviera International Film Festival 2022; Golden Barge Award for Best Film, Vukovar Film Festival 2022; and Winner, International Competition for Best Actor, Bosphorus Film Festival 2021

Wild Roots, which world premiered in competition at Karlovy Vary in 2021, follows ex-con Tibor, who works as a bouncer in a night club.

WEDNESDAY 2

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

The Logic of Dreams
By Madhu Tandon (Speaking Tiger: 2022)

The author, Madhu Tandon will be in conversation with Dr. Jyotsna Singh, filmmaker and artist

Madhu Tandon has over four decades of experience studying dreams. She is the author of Faith & Fire: A Way Within (1997), Dreams & Beyond: Finding Your Way in the Dark (2009) and Hemis: A Novel (2018). She has also conducted dream workshops, written articles on dreams and contributed short stories to anthologies

WEDNESDAY 2

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
India’s Arctic Policy: Building a Partnership for Sustainable Development
Speaker: Captain (IN) Anurag Bisen, Research Fellow, Manohar Parikkar-Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India’s Arctic Policy, released by the Government of India on 17 March 2022, fulfils a longstanding need for a clear articulation on a rapidly transforming Arctic, which is warming three times faster than the rest of the world. This is leading to major transformation of global shipping routes and increased availability of mineral and hydrocarbon resources, both of which are likely to have an immense impact on the geo-political and resources landscape of the world, including India, in the coming years. The talk will examine the need for an Arctic Policy for India; look into the gaps in India’s present engagement in the Arctic; and analyse the features of the recently released policy.

WEDNESDAY 2

TALK ■ MULTIPURPOSE HALL, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX AT 18:30
Environment Social Governance (ESG) – Transformation of Businesses in the 21st Century
Heidelberg Lecture to be delivered by Prof. Dr. Marc-Philippe Weller, Director, Law Faculty and Vice President, Heidelberg University, Germany

Environment Social Governance (ESG) is becoming one of the most important topics for businesses in the 21st century. Large corporations play a decisive role in the battle against the impacts of climate change and the respect of human rights in the supply chains. The talk will focus on the three pillars of ESG – present a comparative overview about pending climate change litigation against large companies in Europe (environment); examine the duties of care of European companies in cross-border supply chains (social); and the necessity for more diversity on corporate boards will be discussed (governance).

(Collaboration: Heidelberg Centre South Asia)

FRIDAY 4

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
The Role of Diaspora in Operation Ganga
Lead presentation by Jagadeswara Rao Maddukuri, Founder and President, PolandIndia Business Council and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardee 2019

Chair: Amb. Dnyaneshwar Mulay, former Indian High Commissioner to the Maldives and presently Member, National Human Rights Commission

India brought back over 15,920 nationals on 76 flights under the evacuation mission ‘Operation Ganga’ that was launched following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Rao Maddukuri and other Indian businessmen along with officials of the Indian and Polish embassies were instrumental in the evacuation of 4000 Indian students overland from Ukraine to Poland and then to India

FRIDAY 4

DISCUSSION ■ SEMINAR ROOMS I TO III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX AT 18:30
IIC DIAMOND JUBILEE DISCUSSION: PANDEMIC AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate Change in India: Fighting for our Lives and Landscape
Panelists: Nagraj Adve, Teachers Against the Climate Crisis, Delhi; Dr. Sharachchandra Lele, is an interdisciplinary environmental researcher, bridging the natural sciences, economics, and political science, who is associated with ATREE, IISER, Pune and Shiva Nadar University, Noida; and Nityanand Jayaraman, writer and researcher based in Chennai who investigates and reports on corporate abuses of environment and human rights, and is part of Vettiver Koottamaippu (Collective), Chennai

Chair: Dr. Amita Baviskar, Professor, Environmental Studies & Sociology and Anthropology, Ashoka University

How does climate change affect different people in different parts of India? How does it transform their lives in the present and the future? How does it shape their imagination and capacity for action? Going beyond general statements and pious sentiments, three environmental scholar-activists present the realities of climate change with respect to water and agriculture, coastal areas and cities, energy and extreme events. They discuss the changes we need to make to ensure a more climate-safe future for all

SATURDAY 5 TO 14

EXHIBITION ■ ART GALLERY, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX FROM 11:00 TO 19:00
India Tecton – Architectural Expressions in India
An exhibition of photographs by Nicolaus Schmidt from Germany

Inauguration on Friday, 4 November 2022 at 18:30 by H.E. Mr. Philipp Ackermann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany and Rahaab Allana, Curator, Alkazi Foundation of the Arts

An analytical and interpretative view of India’s architectural heritage through a series of focused photographs

The exhibition is on view from 5 to 14 November 2022, 11:00 to 19:00 daily

SATURDAY 5

DISCUSSION ■ CONFERENCE ROOM II AT 10:00
Mid-Year Review of the Indian Economy 2022-2023
To be presented by Dr. Poonam Gupta, Director General, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER); and Dr. Mridul Saggar, Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPF) Chair Professor, NCAER

Discussants: Amitabh Kant, India’s G-20 Sherpa; and Prof. Arvind Panagariya, Columbia University and Visiting Distinguished Professor, NCAER

Chair: Shyam Saran, President, IIC

(Collaboration: Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust; and National Council of Applied Economic Research)

SATURDAY 5

PERFORMANCE ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 17:30
Kirtanye 2: The Invisible Divine
A festival of women’s voices in Gurbani Sangeet

Chief Guest: Smt. Gursharan Kaur

Performances of Gurbani Sangeet by Bindhu Malini, renowned singer from Bengaluru who will present specially composed pieces from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib; Dr. Nivedita Singh, Head, Music Dept. , Patiala University who will sing shabads; Hargun Kaur, well-known singer will present shukrana shabads; and Vusat Khan, daughter and disciple of Ustad Iqbal Khan of Dilli Gharana will present specially composed shabads

Please make a note, during the performance, as a mark of respect, kindly please keep your head covered

MONDAY 7

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

India’s Pakistan Conundrum: Managing a Complex Relationship
By Sharat Sabharwal (Routledge India: 2022)

Discussants: Amb. G. Parthasarathy, diplomat and author, former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan; Prof. Rajen Harshe, eminent social scientist and a leading scholar of international relations studies in India, currently Visiting Professor, Dept. of International Relations, South Asian University; and Amb. Sharat Sabharwal, former Ambassador to Uzbekistan and High Commissioner to Pakistan and author of the book

Chair: Amb. Shyam Saran, President, IIC

MONDAY 7

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
HISTORY AND HERITAGE

The Lost Buddhist Stupa of Kahu-Jo-Daro: An Attempt at Reconstruction
Illustrated lecture by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Director General, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai

Introduction: Dr. Himanshu Prabha Ray
Chair: K.N. Shrivastava, Director, IIC

The Buddhist Stupa at Kahu-jo-daro was a chance discovery. It was part of a large Buddhist establishment in the present-day town of Mirpur Khas in the province of Sindh, Pakistan, and was excavated by British archaeologist Sir Henry Cousens in 1909. This research explores the early history of Singh and the roots of Buddhism in the Gandhara region as well as its influences on Singh and other neighbouring regions. The lecture will reveal the amazing story of its discovery, the possible date, the many instances of its destruction, systematic excavation and finally, an attempt at reconstruction

WEDNESDAY 9

POETRY ■ C. D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
IIC DIAMOND JUBILEE-CULTURE & CREATIVITY: LEGACY AND CHANGE

A YEAR OF POETRY AT IIC
Conceptualised by Gitanjali Surendran

6 x 10
Six poets. Ten minutes. No fillers
Jeet Thayil, prize winning novelist, poet and musician who has recently edited The Penguin Book of Poets
Keki N. Daruwalla, writer of poetry and fiction who is happy with both
Mona Zote, poet who has published in various journals and anthologies
Akhil Katya, author of Like Blood on the Bitten Tongue: Delhi Poems
Arun Sagar, author of Anamnesia (Poetrywala, 2013) and A Long Walk in Sunlight (Copper Coin, 2020)
Alolika Dutta, poet

THURSDAY 10

PERFORMANCE ■ C. D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:00
IIC DOUBLE BILL MUSIC RECITALS

Hindustani Flute Recital
By Anupam Wankhede from Bhopal, disciple of Abhay Phagre
Accompanied by Pawan Sem from Bhopal on tabla

AT 19:00
Hindustani Vocal Recital
By Sarang Phagre from Bhopal, son and disciple of Abhay Phagre, the late Vidushi Meera V. Rao, late Pt. Vijay Sardeshmukh and Vishal Moghe

SATURDAY 12 TO 18

EXHIBITION ■ ANNEXE ART GALLERY FROM 11:00 TO 19:00
The Intangible and the Invisible
An exhibition of paintings by Pedro Trueba, plastic artist from Mexico

Inauguration by H.E. Mr. Federico Salas Lotfe, Ambassador of Mexico on Saturday, 12 November 2022 at 18:30

The exhibition is on view from 12 to 18 November 2022, 11:00 to 19:00 daily

(Collaboration: Embassy of Mexico)

SATURDAY 12

AWARDS ■GANDHI-KING MEMORIAL PLAZA AT 15:30
Kamaladevi Puraskar 2022
Presentation of awards to young crafts persons

Chief Guest: M.K. Raina, eminent theatre personality

Awards will be presented to Mamata Majhi from Mayurbhanj. Odisha for Sabai grass objects; Arjuna Tanti from Koratpur, Odisha for Katapad-pata weaving; Raviraj Prajapati from Jodhpur, Rajasthan for panja dari weaving; Yuvraj Kharol from Jaipur, Rajasthan for Blue pottery ; Hema Dhurve from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh for Gond paintings; and Khairunnessa Khatoon from Birbhum, West Bengal for kantha embroidery

(Collaboration: Delhi Crafts Council)

SATURDAY 12

DISCUSSION ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
Discussion on State of Parliamentary Democracy in India
Panelists: Prof. Manoj Kumar Jha, MP, Rajya Sabha; Jawhar Sircar, MP, Rajya Sabha; and Ms Liz Matthew, Deputy Political Editor, The Indian Express

Moderator: Suhas Borker, Convener, Working Group on Alternative Strategies

This is the 17th edition of the annual discussion started in 2006

(Collaboration: Working Group on Alternative Strategies)

MONDAY 14

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
INDIAN ARCHAEOLOGY

Early Mahayana Caves in Western Deccan Speaker: Prof Y.S. Alone, Professor in Visual Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University who has written extensively on Buddhist caves, on popular neo-Buddhist visual culture, a critic of modern Indian art, and an interpretative framework of Dr. Ambedkar and social sciences. His book ‘Early Buddhist Caves of Western India’ was published in 2016 and reprinted in 2019.

Chair:

Often the Mahayana phase in the western Deccan is dated to the fifth century CE, this assumption has dominated our understanding for a long time. The lecture contests this assumption and traces the early Mahayana phase in the western Deccan through inscriptional and visual evidence observed in important cave sites such as Ajanta, Kanheri, Kondivite, Panhale-Kaji and Mahad.

TUESDAY 15

PERFORMANCE ■ C. D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
Concert
Piano recital by Daniele Buccio, eminent pianist from Italy

The artist will present the compositions of Franz Liszt, Beethoven and Scriabin

(Collaboration: Delhi Music Society)

WEDNESDAY 16

FILM ■ C. D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
FILMS OF THE SPIRIT
Curated by Rajiv Mehrotra

Vignettes of Compassion in Covid
A curation of seven short films followed by a discussion with one of the filmmakers

Harmeet Basur, filmmaker in conversation with Aparna Sanyal, Curator of the Film Festival and Founder-Director, Mixed Media Productions

The selection of short films (65 min) from the first year of COVID which reflect on the new reality that the pandemic ushered in. The films find unique perspectives to explore – a healthcare worker’s family in her absence, a grandmother caught in the migrant exodus, a cremation site worker during last rites – and ultimately giving voice to the ineffable shockwaves the ‘new normal’ sent through our lives

(Collaboration: Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama)

THURSDAY 17

READINGS ■ C. D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
Beastly Tales (90 min)
Poems by Vikram Seth and stories by James Thurber presented by Motley

Recitations by Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Heeba Shah and Kenny Desai
Produced by Jairaj Patil

This presentation is an indicator of the direction in which Motley has been moving for the last fifteen years – to perform on stage without trappings and to depend on words alone to convey character and story. These “fables of our times” draw amusing, perceptive and sometimes scary parallels between the best and worst of both animals and humans. It hopes to show to audiences of all ages especially school children that there is more to poetry than just rhyming couplets and more to stories than just happy endings

THURSDAY 17

TALK ■ SEMINAR ROOMS II & III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX AT 18:30
IIC DIAMOND JUBILEE LECTURES ON ENGENDERING THE DISCOURSE

HER VOICE: India @75 Imperative – Affirmative Alternative Legislation for Equitable Women’s Representation in Parliament/State Legislatures
Speaker: Rami Chhabra, pioneer woman journalist and columnist of women’s issues in the national press; former administrator, Member, National Population Commission; Founder-President, STREEBAL

Introduction: Dr. S.Y. Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India and author of An Undocumented Wonder – The Making of the Great Indian Election

Concluding Remarks: Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Life Trustee, IIC and former administrator, diplomat and Governor

Chair: Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath, Life Trustee, IIC and Chairperson, Centre for Policy Research

India@ 75 with a mere 15-per cent women in Parliament – less in State Legislatures- is a travesty of the Constitutional promise of gender-equality. The controversial Women’s Reservation Bill (WRB) featuring rotational-constituencies lies moribund in Rajya Sabha. But the soon-to-be-inaugurated-new-Parliament- building with ample space -and the General Election scheduled in 2024 – make it imperative to examine women’s political representation issues anew: for alternatives to harmoniously, seamlessly, assure equity to women. Rami Chhabra had earlier fielded an alternative that merited serious consideration by the Parliament Standing Committee examining WRB. She updates the facts and arguments to urge policy-makers across the political spectrum to unite and fulfill the overdue Constitutional obligation – one that could hopefully also recalibrate the country’s politics to greater accountability.

FRIDAY 18

PERFORMANCE ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
Johar: A Jharkhand Dance Odyssey
Showcasing the dance heritage of Jharkhand with performances of Seraikela chhau, masked dance; Paika, the indigenous martial arts of the Adivasis; and Kathputli puppet traditions

Presented by artists of the Department of Tourism, Art Culture, Sports & Youth Affairs, Govt. of Jharkhand

(Collaboration: Govt. of Jharkhand)

FRIDAY 18

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

The Cultural Collapse

(Collaboration: The Raza Foundation)

FRIDAY 18

TALK ■ ANNEXE LECTURE ROOM II AT 18:30
MUSIC APPRECIATION PROMOTION

Bigwigs of the Baroque
Bach and Handel: Brilliant music, Contrasting lives
A presentation by Dr Punita Singh who will take us on a journey with the composers, reviewing major milestones of their lives and works.

The year 1685 witnessed the birth of two illustrious composers—Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Friedrich Handel—universally celebrated for their brilliant musical contributions. Bach’s polyphonic innovations, keyboard works and religious music continue to be relevant today while Handel’s orchestral compositions, operas and the legendary oratorio ‘Messiah’ resonate across the world in concert halls, at fundraisers, and even in commercial advertisements. Despite being born in the same year in the same land, they went on to lead very different lives. Bach remained in the same general region and turned to the church for sponsorship while Handel enjoyed travel and aristocratic support. Bach was a family man and relatively austere while Handel remained single and was more of a gourmand. Though appreciative of each other’s works, the composers apparently never met, yet their end was intriguingly brought on by a common factor.

Punita is a musicologist, linguist, acoustician, editor and educator based in New Delhi.

SATURDAY 19 TO 29

EXHIBITION ■ ART GALLERY, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX & GANDHI-KING MEMORIAL PLAZA FROM 11:00 TO 19:00
IIC Diamond Jubilee- Science Exhibition

People’s Festival of Innovations
Innovation without people’s participation is development without impact, and any impact without people’s involvement is innovation without development

An exhibition of socially relevant and high impact innovations of both Deep tech and Grassroot innovations from India’s growing Biotechnology and Bio-innovation ecosystem which have impacted society across sectors

Curated and mentored by Dr. Renu Swarup, former Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology, Min. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India; Prof. Anil Gupta, Founder, Honey Bee Network, SRISTI, GIAN & NIF, Visiting Faculty, IIMA & Niper-A, Academy Professor, ACSIR; Dr. Swati Basu, former Scientific Secretary, Office of Principle Scientific Adviser; and Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed, CEO and Director, CCAMP, Bengaluru

Inauguration on Friday, 18 November 2022 at 18:30

The exhibition is on view from 19 to 29 November 2022, 11:00 to 19:00 daily

As part of this exhibition, there will be two panel discussions on 21 and 22 November 2022 from 6 pm onwards in Seminar Rooms I to III, Kamaladevi Complex

(Collaboration: C-CAMO; and GIAN)

MONDAY 21

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
Equality for Women = Prosperity for All
Speaker: Dr. Augusto Lopez, international economist with over 30 years of experience in international organisations, including most recently at the World Bank. His recent publications include Equality for Women = Prosperity for All (2018, St. Martin’s Press, with B. Nakhjavani)

Chair: Amb. K.V. Rajan

Gender discrimination is often seen from a human rights perspective; it is a violation of women’s basic human rights, as embedded in the Universal Declaration, the UN Charter and other such founding documents. Moreover, there is overwhelming evidence that restrictions and various forms of discrimination against women are also bad economics. They undermine the talent pool available to the private sector, they distort power relationships within the family and lead to inefficiencies in the use of resources. They contribute to create an environment in which women, de facto, are second class citizens, with fewer options than men, lower quality jobs, lower pay, often the victims of various forms of violence, literally from the cradle to the grave. They are also not fully politically empowered and have scant presence in the corridors of power, whether as finance ministers, central bank governors, prime ministers or on the boards of leading corporations. Why is gender inequality so pervasive? Where does it come from? Does it have cultural and religious roots? And what are the sorts of policies and values that will deliver a world in which being born a boy or a girl is no longer a measure of the likelihood of developing one’s human potential? A look at some of these and other such difficult questions.

TUESDAY 22

PERFORMANCE ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
Concert
Violin and piano duet presented by Wojciech Proniewicz (violin); and Alesia Kizil (piano) from Poland and India

The artists will present sonata for violin and piano by Ignacy Jan Paderewski; works by Frédéric Chopin, Henryk Wieniawski and Miroslav Skoryk

(Collaboration: Embassy of Poland; and Polish Institute, New Delhi)

TUESDAY 22

READINGS ■ ANNEXE LECTURE ROOM II AT 18:30
AAJ KAVITA

An Evening of Poetry
With poets –Gagan Gill (Greater Noida); Nivedita (Patna); Arun Seetansh (Arrah); and Priya Varma who will read from their original work

(Collaboration: The Raza Foundation)

THURSDAY 24

PERFORMANCE ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:00
IIC DOUBLE BILL MUSIC AND DANCE RECITALS

Hindustani Vocal Recital
By Ghulam Hasan Khan from Delhi, grandson and disciple of Ustad Ghulam Sadiq Khan and son and disciple of Ustad Ghulam Abbas Khan

Accompanists: Zaheen Khan (tabla); and Lalit Sisdia (harmonium)

AT 19:00
Bharatanatyam Recital
By Marie Elangovan from Delhi, disciple and daughter-in-law of Guru K.J. Govindarajan

Accompanists: Elangovan Natarajan (nattuvangam & vocal); Jayan P. Das Elanthoor (mridangam); Shambhu Nath Bhattacharjee (tabla); and Raghavendra Prasath (violin)

FRIDAY 25 NOV TO 1 DEC

EXHIBITION ■ ANNEXE ART GALLERY FROM 11:00 TO 19:00
Love, Roots and Philosophy
An exhibition of paintings – mixed medium on canvas by Laitonjam Rajnikanta from Manipur

Inauguration on Thursday 24 November 2022 at 18:30

The exhibition is on view from 25 November to 1 December 2022, 11:00 to 19:00 daily

FRIDAY 25

SYMPOSIUM ■ CONFERENCE ROOM II FROM 10:00 TO 17:00
Japan – India Synergy: Vision 2052
An International Symposium
Conceptualised by Dr. Anu Jindal, artist, scholar and curator

The Symposium will cover a broad spectrum of subjects related to Japan-India relations – Global/Strategic Partnership; Economy, Trade and Japanese Grants Assistance; Connectivity, Urban Planning, Environment and Climate Change; and Art & Culture. The Symposium takes off from the Embassy of Japan in India’s declaration of “Building a future for our centenary” – looking ahead to the year 2052, when the celebration to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India will take place.

Details of the Symposium will be available on the IIC website

FRIDAY 25

PERFORMANCE ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
Japan – India Cultural Synergy
A cultural evening
Conceptualised by Dr. Anu Jindal, artist, scholar and curator

Celebrating the rich history, heritage and culture of Japan and India and intermingling fusion, learnings and connections through the Performing Arts
Performances by Japanese and Indian artists

Organised to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India

TUESDAY 29

SYMPOSIUM ■ ANNEXE LECTURE ROOM II AT 10.00
IIC DIAMOND JUBILEE DISCUSSION ON ENGENDERING THE DISCOURSE

HER VOICE: Engendering Nuclear Disarmament: Challenges and Possibilities

The UNGA Resolution 71/57 of 2016 underscores the importance of disarmament and non-proliferation education. In order to encourage nations to implement the resolution, the UN Secretary General announced a Disarmament Agenda as part of his visionary document “To Secure our World and our Future” in 2018. Interestingly, he not only called upon States to take the lead in educating the larger public on disarmament and bringing new voices to the forefront, but also prioritized gender parity in this context as “a moral duty and an operational necessity”.

We find ourselves in the midst of a strange dialectic. On one hand, the Treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons has entered into force and outlaws nuclear weapons, on the other, stressed nuclear dyads, unregulated emergence of new technologies that impact nuclear deterrence, and crumbling arms control architecture, has increased the salience of nuclear weapons. This ‘hurting’ landscape is clearly visible in the ongoing Ukraine Crisis as the risk of use of nuclear weapons looms large.

The forthcoming IIC seminar Engendering Nuclear Disarmament: Challenges and Possibilities organized in collaboration with Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP) brings these two dimensions together. It provides a platform to scholars and policy practitioners in India, alongside others, to share their perspectives on nuclear disarmament.

(Collaboration: WISCOMP)

TUESDAY 29

PERFORMANCE ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
The Fall of the Leafe
The programme juxtaposes 17th century harpsichord music and poetry in several languages (Punjabi, Tamil, English…) with occasional contemporary dance interventions. The pieces for harpsichord and the poetry recall the seasons, joy, melancholy and death. The dance here exists in fragmentary and elusive phrases

Performers:
Harpsichord: Justin McCarthy
Punjabi poetry: Navtej Singh Johar
Dance and Tamil poetry: Abhinaya Penneswaran

WEDNESDAY 30

PERFORMANCE ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:00
IIC DOUBLE BILL DANCE RECITALS

Manipuri Dance – Duet
By Sovanabrata Sircar and Nutan Sircar from Delhi, disciples of Guru Bipin Singh and Kalavati Devi

AT 19:00
Kuchipudi Recital
By Ayana Mukherjee from Delhi, disciple of Guru Jayarama Rao

WEDNESDAY 30

DISCUSSION ■ CONFERENCE ROOM II AT 18:30
NEIGHBOURHOOD FIRST
Coordinated by Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Ashok K. Mehta

NEW PROGRAMMES ADDED ON

Saturday, 12 Nov 2022 at 5 pm

Meet the Artist

Radhika Dhumal, an award-winning architect will speak on the eminent woman artist and printmaker, Prof. Rini Dhumal and her personal journey in independent India

Rini Dhumal, prolific artist and printmaker, is a prominent figure in the contemporary art world. She was the recipient of numerous awards, grants and fellowships that propelled her onto the global platform. Prof Rini Dhumal has numerous solo exhibitions to her credit in both India and abroad, and has participated in national and international group exhibitions, workshops and camps. She taught at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda as Professor and Head of the Painting Department, Faculty of Fine Arts.

The Government of India, Ministry of Culture, organized a Retrospective of Rini Dhumal in 2022 at the National Gallery of Modern Art, titled ‘Shakti’.

Radhika Dhumal

Radhika is an architect with a Gold Medal in Design and has an MSc in Architectural Conservation from the Edinburgh College of Art in the UK. She has been awarded fellowship 2012-13 as the “Outstanding Person in the Field of Culture” by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Zoom Registration: https://zoom.us/j/89486188044

Meeting ID: 894 8618 8044

(Collaboration: J.D. Centre of Art)

Tuesday 29

Talk ¦ Conference Room I at 18:30

Frontiers of History

Cartoon Trouble: A History of Times We Did not Laugh

Illustrated lecture by Prof. Ritu Gairola Khanduri, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of Texas at Arlington, USA and author of Caricaturing Culture in India: Cartoons and History in the Modern World (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

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Wednesday 30

Discussion ¦ Conference Room II at 18:30

Neighbourhood First

Coordinated by Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Ashok K. Mehta

India-Nepal Relations Post the Elections

A discussion with Amb. Manjeev Puri, former India Ambassador to Nepal; Ms Akanshya Shah, Nepali journalist and researcher based in Delhi; Dr. Nihar R. Nayak, Research Fellow, MP-Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses; and Lt. Gen. P.J.S. Pannu, former Deputy Chief of Army Staff

Chair: Maj. Gen. Ashok K. Mehta

Provincial and national elections in Nepal will be held on 20 November 2022. Going by results from local elections held earlier this year, the Nepali Congress-led alliance of Prime Minister S.B. Deuba is likely to be the winners with the K.P. Oli led UML Alliance giving a tough fight. The border dispute with India including Kalapani will be a key issue and focus on nationalism.

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