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How to Draw Histories? Art as Method

My presentation is about four of my art projects based on the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict. My argument in the course of this presentation is that that the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict is a product of a misinterpretation of history. A renowned Sri Lanka historian...
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The Un-equivalence of Violence: The Communal Question in Janam’s Plays

Jana Natya Manch is based in Delhi. Sometimes we travel but essentially we are a Delhi-based group, an amateur group in the strict sense of the term because we don’t earn from the theatre we do. We are all professionals in various fields—I am a...
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Social Media and the Idea of India

    Radhika Bordia. News organizations make it mandatory for their journalists to be on social media, most certainly on Twitter. But when what people post on Twitter actually ends up dictating news priorities—that becomes tricky. Because as a journalist you are relying on a...
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India in the Ruins of the Present

Raoul Peck, the Haitian filmmaker, opens his new film—Der Junge Karl Marx (2017)—in the forests of Prussia. Peasants gather fallen wood. They look cold and hungry. We hear horses in the distance. The guards and the aristocrats are close. They have come to claim the...
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Heritage, Conservation and Pedagogy

  This morning, Arundhati, Komita and Sanathanan gave us numerous possibilities of how art and theatre engage with the idea of history. I’ll make a slight departure, though a lot of the raw material we are working with are very similar, and explore the idea...
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The Challenges of Staging Communalism in These Times

The Aesthetics of Jana Natya Manch Plays. An Illustrated Talk   Jana Natya Manch (Janam) was formed in 1973 in Delhi by some radical theatre amateurs, Safdar Hashmi one among them. For the first five years, Janam did only proscenium plays. Then, in 1978, it...
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Teaching Contested Histories

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History in a range of schools

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A MISSING GENERAL, A TRUSTED JEEP, AND SUBMERGED NARRATIVES OF 1971

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