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C.D. Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2023 and January 2023 Exhibitions / programmes

MUSIC

THURSDAY 5

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

At 18:00
Santoor Recital
By Bipul Kumar Ray from Delhi, disciple of the late Pt. Bhajan Sopori
Accompanied by Saptak Sharma on tabla

At 19:00
Hindustani Vocal Recital
By Amrita Dutta Majumdar from Delhi, disciple of Uma Garg and Dinanath Mishra
Accompanied by Bivakar Choudhury on tabla and Ajay Mishra on harmonium

THURSDAY 5

DISCUSSION ■ CONFERENCE ROOM II AT 17:00
IIC/I-HOUSE DISTINGUISHED VISITING SCHOLARS

Economic Security in Indo-Pacific: Gradation of Regional Responses
Lead presentations by IIC and International House of Japan (I-House) Distinguished Visiting Scholars

  • Prof. Ken Jimbo, Managing Director (Representative Director), President, Asia-Pacific Initiative and Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Tokyo; and Prof. Kazuto Suzuki, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics, and Professor of Science and Technology Policy, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo, Japan

Speakers: Prof Manoj Pant, former Dean, SIS, JNU and Ms Indrani Bagchi, CEO, Ananta Centre

Chair: Dr. Shankar Acharya, former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and currently Professor at the ICRIER

(Collaboration: International House of Japan, Tokyo)

FRIDAY 6 TO 12

EXHIBITION ■ ANNEXE ART GALLERY FROM 11:00 TO 19:00
Art Matters
Explorations in ink by Preeti Rana

Inauguration by Amb. Dr. Mohan Kumar, Dean/Professor, Jindal Global University and former Indian Ambassador to France and Bahrain on Thursday, 5 January 2023 at 18:30

Exhibition on view 6 to 12 January 2023, 11:00 to 19:00 daily

(Organised with the support of Brhat)

FRIDAY 6

TALK ■ ANNEXE LECTURE ROOM II AT 16:00
CLIMATE CHANGE: IMPACT ON INDIA AND POLICY IMPERATIVE

Essence of Mission Karmayogi: Citizen Centricity – Mentorship
Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Shri Mahesh Kapoor, Vice President, IC Centre for Governance

Keynote Speaker: Rajiv Sachdeva, Managing Director (Retd.), Siemens Power Engineering Ltd
Chair: Shri Sanjay Kothari, former Central Vigilance Commissioner

(Collaboration: IC Centre for Governance)

FRIDAY 6

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
FRONTIERS OF HISTORY

Anticipating Environmentalism: Patrick Geddes and his Indore Report (1918)
Illustrated lecture by Abhilash Khandekar, journalist based in Bhopal with a special interest in the work of Patrick Geddes and has brought out an edition of the classic Indore Report

Chair: Snehanshu Mukherjee, architect, Founder Partner of TEAM

The talk will explore Patrick Geddes’ famous town planning report and his ideas on urbanism and sustainable environments

SATURDAY 7 TO 14

EXHIBITION ■ ART GALLERY, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX FROM 10:00 TO 18:00
IIC DIAMOND JUBILEE SCIENCE EXHIBITION

An interactive exhibition presented by the Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), Govt. of India focusing on Weather and Climate Services, Ocean Advisories and Services, Harnessing of Ocean Resources (Water, Energy and Minerals), Ocean Living Resources Mapping, Seismological Service and Scientific Exploration of the Polar Regions. The exhibits will also include models of Ocean research vessels Sagar Tara, Sagar Manusha, underwater mining machine and autonomous coring systems; photographs and posters on MoES programmes such as Deep Ocean Mission, desalination plants in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and other activities of the Ministry

Inauguration on Friday, 6 January 2023 at 18:00

Exhibition on view from 7 to 14 January 2023, 10:00 to 18:00 daily

As part of this exhibition, there will be two interactive panel discussions on 12 and 13 January 2023 in Seminar Rooms I to III, Kamaladevi Complex

(Collaboration: Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India)

SATURDAY 7

DISCUSSION ■ MULTIPURPOSE HALL AT 18:00
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Khaki on Broken Wings: Cases that Shocked India
By Amod Kanth (Bloomsbury: 2022)

Details of discussants to be announced on the website

SATURDAY 7

SEMINAR ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
Seminar on Keys to Governance: Social and Communal Harmony
Speakers: Mujibur Rehman, Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Jamia Millia Islamia; Dr. Harish S. Wankhede, Assistant Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Dr. Ananya Vajpeyi, Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi; and
Prof. Mary E. John, former Professor, Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi.

Moderator: Suhas Borker, Managing Trustee, D. S. Borker Memorial Foundation and Editor, Citizens First TV (CFTV)

This is the eighth annual seminar in the series ‘Keys to Governance’; the earlier seven seminars in the series were on ‘Compliance and Delivery’ (2016), ‘Political Will’ (2017) , ‘Constitution as Ideology’ (2018), ‘Education as Empowerment’ (2019), ‘Steel Frame’ (2020), Independence of Judiciary (2021) and Constitutional Morality (2022).

The annual seminar is held in remembrance of Shekhar Borker, ‘Banana Boy’ on the Indian postage stamp, private sector administrator, citizen environmentalist and advocate of empowerment of persons of disabilities who passed away in 2015 on 7 January.

(Collaboration: D. S. Borker Memorial Foundation)

MONDAY 9

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
Communal Relationships, Terrorism and Counter measures to Radicalisation – Experiences From Kerala
Speakers: Col. (Dr.) Divakaran Padma Kumar Pillay, Research Fellow, Manohar Parikkar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses; and Dr. T.K. Vinod Kumar, IPS, Additional Director General of Police (Int.), Kerala Police

Chair: Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Syed Ata Hasnain, PSVM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, former Military Secretary to the Indian Army

Kerala is one of the states in India with a high degree of religious diversity. While the diversity enhances the social and cultural vibrance of the society, it has posed a challenge for the rulers and administrators of the state historically. On the basis of historic analyses of the relations between religious groups in the state, the talk addresses the challenges, tools, and processes of maintaining communal relationship in contemporary Kerala.

MONDAY 9

TALK ■ SEMINAR ROOMS I TO III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX AT 18:30
India’s Democracy: Strength and Weaknesses
Speaker: Prof. Ashutosh Varshney, Director, Saxena Center for Contemporary South Asia, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences, Professor of Political Science, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, USA

Chair: Ms Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive of the Centre for Policy Research

The talk is based on two recent papers by Prof Varshney where he argues that since 1947 India has done better as an electoral democracy, and less well as a liberal democracy. The recent assessment of international agencies about India’s democratic decline should be viewed as claims about the latter, not the former. India’s electoral democracy remains vibrant, buts liberal democracy has weakened. Prof Varshney will define the two concepts of democracy, electoral and liberal

TUESDAY 10

PERFORMANCE ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
Jazz Concert
Presented by Transatlantic Roots led by renowned avant-garde jazz pianist, Bruno Angelini from Paris

With Fabrice Martinez on trumpet and bugle; and Eric Echampard on drums

(Collaboration: Delhi Music Society)

WEDNESDAY 11

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

Navigating India: $18 Trillion Opportunity
By Bharat Joshi (Rupa Publications: 2017)

Details of discussants to be announced on the website

WEDNESDAY 11

DISCUSSION ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
Readings from Textiles: From 75 Years of Marg
Launch of Marg’s magazine

Introduction: Naman P. Ahuja, Curator and Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Editor of Marg Publications

Speakers: Laila Tyabji, craft designer, writer and Chairperson, DASTKAR; Ritu Sethi, Founder-Trustee, Craft Revival Trust and Editor, Global InCH, journal of intangible cultural heritage; and Ashdeen Z. Lilaowala, textile designer known for invigorating and contemporizing the Parsi Gara embroidery tradition while retaining its essence

Chair: Dr. Abigail S. McGowan, Professor of History and the Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Vermont. She is the editor of Marg’s archival volume on Textiles, Readings on Textiles: From 75 Years of Marg

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Marg, this commemorative issue brings together core writings on Indian textiles from the magazine’s archive to explore how Marg writers and editors have shaped our understanding of textiles and their role in Indian history and society. Since the 1940s, articles by top scholars in the field have explored the deep heritage and ceaseless innovation of Indian textiles, across regions, materials, time, and communities. Assembled here from the Marg archive, these articles document the rich diversity and vibrancy of Indian textiles through stores of objects, artisans, designers, and consumers

(Collaboration: Marg)

THURSDAY 12

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

Rigoberta Menchú: Daughter of the Maya (USA)
(61 min; 2016; English/Spanish)
Director: Dawn Gifford Engle

The film captures the inspiring journey of the Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum, an indigenous Mayan woman, who stood as a resilient symbol of peace and reconciliation across ethnic, cultural and social divisions during the civil war in Guatemala. The courage and tenacity of the indigenous Mayan peopleshines through in this beautiful, tragic, and ultimately triumphant film

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

FRIDAY 13

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
INDIAN ARCHAEOLOGY
ASI Outside India
Conservation of Iconic Monuments in South-East Asia

Illustrated lecture by Shri Janhwij Sharma, Additional Director General (Conservation, World Heritage), Archaeological Survey of India

SATURDAY 14

TALK ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
DR. C.D. DESHMUKH MEMORIAL LECTURE 2023

Our History, Their History, Whose History?
Speaker: Prof. Romila Thapar, pre-eminent historian, Professor Emerita, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Chair: Shri Shyam Saran, President, IIC

The talk will examine the current crisis in the teaching and writing of history as reflected in new syllabus for school, college and University, and in public statements on the past. There is a bifurcation between popular public views and those of professional scholars of history. The questions to be answered are how did this come about? How legitimate are the changes being formally suggested? And why these changes are being contested by historians? The focus will be on one frequently quoted interpretation relating to the second millennium AD., discussing the relationship between two communities.

MONDAY 16

DISCUSSION ■ SEMINAR ROOMS I TO III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX AT18:00
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Churchill and India: Manipulation or Betrayal?
By Kishan S. Rana (Routledge Taylor & Francis: 2022)

Details of discussants to be announced on the website

MONDAY 16

TALK ■ ANNEXE LECTURE ROOM IIAT 18:30
MUSIC APPRECIATION PROMOTION

The Sargam and the Solfège
Illustrated presentation by Nilima Buch

The presentation will focus on the origin of Western classical and Hindustani music; discussing some similarities and differences between two of the oldest classical forms. The talk will be illustrated using different audio examples of famous recitals for a better understanding

Nilima Buch is a professional singer and stage performer. She also conducts workshops for music enthusiasts and is actively performing as a soloist and choir member with Lyric Ensemble Delhi, Vocal Academy of India and K M chamber choir

TUESDAY 17

PERFORMANCE ■ C. D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT18:00
IIC DOUBLE BILL MUSIC AND DANCE RECITALS

At 18:00
Hindustani Vocal Recital
By Shiv Prasad Raofrom Delhi, son and disciple of Shri Maheshwar Rao and Pt. Vikas Kashalkar
Accompanied by Jitendra Swain on tabla and Vinay Mishra on harmonium

At 19:00
Mohiniattam Recital
By Rohini Satheesh Poduval from Delhi, disciple of Guru Jayaprabha Menon
Accompanied by Kottakkal Jayan on vocal; Tanjavore Kesavan on mridangam; G. Raghuraman on flute and Satheesh Poduval on edakka

TUESDAY 17

DISCUSSION ■ MULTIPURPOSE HALL, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX AT 18:30
Zikr – In the Light and Shade of Time
Talk on the new book by Muzaffar Ali (Vintage Books: 2022)

Chief Guest: Dr. Karan Singh
Chair: Shri Shyam Saran, President, IIC

Panelists: Amb. Navtej Sarna, author and former Indian Ambassador to USA and UK; Dr. Nonica Datta, author and Associate Professor, School of Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Shri Muzaffar Ali, filmmaker, fashion designer, poet, artist, and author of the book

WEDNESDAY 18 TO 24

EXHIBITION ■ ANNEXE ART GALLERY FROM 11:00 TO 19:00
Through Their Eyes
An exhibition of photography and poetry that documents and reflects the daily reality of dementia through the eyes of those that have it, and those that care for them

The exhibition presents photographs by Andy Malhan and poems by Astri Ghosh focusing on the life of patients and their caregivers

Preview on Tuesday, 17 January 2023 at 18:30

Exhibition on view from 18 to 24 January 2023 from 11:00 to 19:00 daily

WEDNESDAY 18

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
IIC DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS – DIGITAL GOVERNANCE
Safe and Unsafe: how design choices help women online

Moderator: Ms Mahima Kaul, Head Public Policy, Bumble APAC and former Public Policy Director, Twitter India

Details of the programme to be announced on the website

WEDNESDAY 18

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

Parenting in the Age of Anxiety: Raising Children in India in the 21st Century
By Abha Adams (Aleph Book Company: 2022)

Ms Abha Adams, Innovative educationist, former Director, The Shri Ram Schools and author of the book In Conversation with Dr. Shelja Sen, Narrative Therapist and Co-Founder, Children First; and Shri Rajiv Mehrotra, author and Secretary, Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH The Dalai Lama

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

THURSDAY 19

FILM ■ C. D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
Those 4 Years (Non-fiction film; 52 min; 2021; India; English )
Directed by Joe Thomas K

The Nilgiris have gained the distinction of being a geographic indication for tea, today. Somewhere behind the present glory is a remote connection with the Chinese which remains forgotten. “Those 4 Years” is an amazing journey into the lives of those Chinese who came to India around the middle of the 19th century… speaking a language unknown to their neighbours when they first arrived. The film journeys across three countries and reams of colonial office records to retrace the places those people came from, the means and mode of their arrival, and how many of them ended up making India their home. It is a history of people, plants and places – as it catalogues their contributions to plantations, locates places and sites associated with their earliest arrival and stay and, more remarkably, manages to locate some of the descendants of those Chinese who arrived in India over 150 years ago.

Dr. Joe Thomas Karackattu is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. This is his second film

THURSDAY 19

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

The Cultural Collapse II
A discussion with Sadanand Menon

Moderator: Ashok Vajpeyi

(Collaboration: The Raza Foundation)

FRIDAY 20

PERFORMANCE ■ C. D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
Villa Lobos in India
Concert presented by Pt. Shubhendra Rao on sitar; Saskia Rao-de Haas on Indian cello; and Ishaan Leonard Rao on piano

A concert presenting the music of one of Brazil’s greatest composers, Villa-Lobos in a unique improvisation on sitar, Indian cello and piano. This concert brings together two distinctive traditions of music – Indian and Western music. While many European composers like Mozart and Beethoven are well-known in India, this concert will familiarize audiences to the most famous and prolific composer from Brazil, Heitor Villa-Lobos. Known to be deeply inspired by the folk traditions of his land and classical music, interestingly, his classical work is also freely interpreted by folk and jazz musicians in the Americas

(Collaboration: Embassy of Brazil)

FRIDAY 20

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

Whither Afghanistan?
Panelists: Amb. Gautam Mukhopadhyay, former Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan; Lt. Gen. Ravi Sawhney, Senior Fellow, Vivekananda Foundation; Ms Maya Mirchandani, Counter Terrorism Specialist, Observer Research Foundation; Shri Kabir Taneja, Fellow, Strategic Studies Programme, Observer Research Foundation; and Mr. David Loyn, former BBC correspondent and author of The Long War: The Inside Story of America and Afghanistan since 9/11

Chair: Maj. Gen. Ashok K. Mehta

It is 18 months since the Taliban re-conquered Afghanistan and rolled back the two-decade old experiment with democracy. Unlike 1996, not a single country has recognized the Emirate. The humanitarian crisis has worsened as ISIS and the National Resistance Front led by Ahmed Massoud continue to challenge the Taliban. The panel will discussed the charmed future of the Taliban government

SATURDAY 21

COMMEMORATION ■ GANDHI-KING MEMORIAL PLAZA AND C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM FROM 10:30 TO 12:15
Commemoration of the 94th Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 53rd Anniversary of the Gandhi-King Memorial Plaza

Celebration of the Power of Non-Violent Action & the Life of Martin Luther King Jr (15 January 1929 – 4 April 1968) & Commemoration of the 53rd Anniversary of the Gandhi-King Memorial Plaza

10:30 to 11:00 at Gandhi-King Memorial Plaza
Commemoration Service
Songs by Choirs of Schools from Delhi NCR

11:15 to 12:15 at C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium
Interactive Session
Theme of the Interactive Session:
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr., (Letter from Birmingham Jail, 16 April 1963)

During the Interactive Session a short film on Martin Luther King’s Life shall be screened
Moderators: Shri Suhas Borker, Convener, Working Group on Alternative Strategies
Shri Ramesh Sharma, Gandhi Yuva Biradari

Students from Schools of Delhi NCR to participate

This programme is part of the Taking Children to Gandhi series that brings children closer to the enduring legacy of Gandhi’s non-violent struggle for equity, justice, pluralism and sustainable development

Gandhi-King Memorial Plazawas inaugurated on 21 January 1970 by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and commemorates two iconic figures of our times: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

(Collaboration: Gandhi Yuva Biradari and Working Group on Alternative Strategies)

SATURDAY 21

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM II AT 16:30
IIC/PCI – CONVERSATIONS WITH MEDIA # 6

Challenges Before the Indian Judiciary and Overcoming Them
Speaker: Justice Madan Lokur, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India

Moderator of the series: Suhas Borker
Introduction: Vinay Kumar, Secretary General, Press Club of India

The series of Conversations with Media is jointly presented by IIC and PCI and is hosted by them alternatively every month

SATURDAY 21

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
Buddhism and Nonviolence in the Contemporary World
Speaker: Prof. Jay L. Garfield FAHA, Doris Silbert Professor in Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and Buddhist Studies; Chair, Department of Philosophy, Director, Five College Tibetan Studies in India Program, Smith College and Visiting Professor of Buddhist Philosophy, Harvard Divinity School

Chair: Kabir Saxena

The talk presents a Buddhist analysis of non-violence in a way relevant to our contemporary life. Prof. Garfield will start with an explanation of how violence manifests in the contemporary world; then develop a Buddhist analysis of that violence and its causes; and ask how a Buddhist ethical framework determines our responsibilities as agents in the context of that violence and a path to its eradication

SUNDAY 22 TO 31

EXHIBITION ■ ART GALLERY, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX FROM 11:00 TO 19:00
Premola’s Wonderland
Vignettes of the personal and magical world of Premola Ghose

Inauguration by Shri N.N. Vohra, Life Trustee, IIC on Saturday, 21 January 2023 at 18:30

Exhibition on view from 22 to 31 January 2023, 11:00 to 19:00 daily

SUNDAY 22

PERFORMANCE ■ C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
IIC ANNUAL DAY 2023

Songs of Love, Longing and Separation
The Langa and Manganiar are both hereditary musician communities from Western Rajasthan, and have a rich and varied musical repertoire handed down from generations. Songs of longing and separation are one of the most evocative of their repertoire, as is the case in many musical traditions of India. These range from romantic songs sung at weddings for the patrons, devotional songs pining for the divine lover, or those that are part of romantic ballads among others

An evening with Multan Khan Manganiar; Askar Khan Langa and Sardar Khan Langa (vocals & Sindhi sarangi); Firoz Khan Manganiar (vocal & dholak); and Ghewar Khan Manganiar (vocals & kamaicha)

Conceptualised and curated by Shubha Chaudhuri

MONDAY 23

DISCUSSION ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
India and Egypt in the New Middle East
Speakers: Amb. Navdeep Suri, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation and former Indian Ambassador to Egypt; Prof. P.R. Kumaraswamy, Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Shri Atul Aneja, Editor, India Narrative who has reported conflicts from Baghdad, Beirut and Cairo

Chair: Ms Indrani Bagchi, CEO, Ananta Centre

The visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to Delhi as an honoured guest at the 2023 Republic Day celebrations marks an important moment in the evolution of relations between Delhi and Cairo. India and Egypt today reconnect at a moment very different from the Nehru-Nasser era in the second half of the 20th century. The discussion will explore the contours of a renewed partnership between India and Egypt

(Collaboration: Asia Society Policy Institute, New Delhi)
MONDAY 23
DISCUSSION ■ SEMINAR ROOMS I TO III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX AT 18:30

Discussion on the book Science in Sanskrit Scriptures by the author Dr Yash Gupta

Chair: Shri K.N. Srivastava, Director IIC

Names of the discussants will be announced on the website

TUESDAY 24 JANUARY TO 7 FEBRUARY 2023

EXHIBITION ■ GANDHI-KING MEMORIAL PLAZA FROM 11:00 TO 19:00
Nature in Bronze
A sculpture park to celebrate the centenary year of Amar Nath Sehgal, South Asian Modern artist and sculptor
Presented by the Amar Nath Sehgal Private Collection

Inauguration on Monday, 23 January 2023 at 18:30

The exhibition is on view from 24 January to 7 February 2023, from 11:00 to 19:00 daily

(Collaboration: Amar Nath Sehgal Trust)
TUESDAY 24

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

At 18:00
Sattriya Recital
By Mridusmita Das from Delhi, disciple of Guru Bhuban Bora and Guru RamkrishnaTalukdar

At 19:00
Bharatanatyam Recital
By Suhail Bhan from Delhi, disciple of Guru Justin McCarthy

FRIDAY 27

DISCUSSION ■ SEMINAR ROOMS I TO III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX AT 14:00
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Data for Development: Actionable data for Actionable Insight
By Nigel Kevin Schmalkuche and Rekha Swamy

Details to be announced on the website

FRIDAY 27

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 18:30
FRONTIERS OF HISTORY/MUSIC APPRECIATION PROMOTION

Ravi Shankar: The Indian Sun who Rose in the East
Illustrated lecture by Oliver Craske, author of Indian Sun: The Life and Music of Ravi Shankar which was published to acclaim in 2020. During a career in book publishing, Craske had collaborated with Shankar on his memoir Raga Mala and has edited other books on subjects including Einstein, The Beatles, cricket and art collecting

Chair: Anita Singh, Vice-Chairperson and Director, Indian Music Society

Accounts of the sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar (1920-2012) usually focus on his groundbreaking achievements in popularizing Indian music overseas. His biographer Oliver Craske argues that his achievements within India, which are less lauded today, were equally significant and are essential to an understanding of the man who was perhaps India’s most important cultural figure of the 20th century

MONDAY 30

DISCUSSION ■ CONFERENCE ROOM I AT 17:00
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Nehru and the Spirit of India
By Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee (Penguin Random House: 2022)

Details of discussants to be announced on the website

MONDAY 30

TALK ■ CONFERENCE ROOM II AT 18:30
MAPPING SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Coordinated by Shri Siraj Hussain

Sustainability of Palm Oil
Speaker: Shri Ashwin Selvaraj, Deputy Director Market Transformation, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Chair: Shri Siraj Hussain, former Union Agriculture Secretary

The talk will highlight the challenges and opportunities in mainstreaming sustainability in the oil palm sector and what the experience has been on this subject so far. India has a critical role to play in the oil palm sector and such opportunities help in creating awareness and provide one with inspiration to continue the engagement with the relevant public sector and private sector stakeholders

PuppetOscope-Puppet Film Festival: 3 to 5 February 2023
A festival of award winning Indian and international feature films, shorts and documentaries organised in collaboration with KatKatha Puppet Trust. The festival includes film screenings, workshops, interactive sessions with leading puppeteers and an exhibition

Details of the festival will be announced on the website; programme card for February 2023; and by email

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