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The Idea of India : Romila Thapar and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in conversation

This conversation was held on August 14, 2017 at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, ICCR, as part of the 3rd annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of India, Calcutta.   Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Although we are both guests on the stage, I feel like I’m welcoming my...
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Biography as History : Jerry Pinto

This talk was presented on August 16, 2017 as part of the 3rd annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of India, Calcutta.   I always think of a translator as someone who is rowing a boat of salt across the river. Your boat is dissolving...
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History Textbooks and the Idea of India : Krishna Kumar, Hari Vasudevan, Shireen Maswood and Manish Jain in conversation

This discussion was held on August 15, 2017 as part of the 3rd annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of India, Calcutta.   Manish Jain: Dear friends, today is the seventieth anniversary of India’s Independence. I remember as a child I would enthusiastically repeat ‘Jai...
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Camera as Witness (Part II): Ryan Lobo continued

This illustrated talk was presented on August 16, 2017 as part of the 3rd annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of India, Calcutta. Million Mutinies The Bir Khalsa is but one narrative among many in India waking to a smaller world and may help us...
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Camera as Witness (Part II) : High Noon in Lucknow, Ryan Lobo

This illustrated talk was presented on August 16, 2017 as part of the 3rd annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of India, Calcutta. ‘High Noon in Lucknow’ is a series of photographs I made of museums and memorials in Lucknow. I made photographs of monuments across...
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The Camera as Witness( Part I) : Joy LK Pachau

This illustrated talk was presented on August 16, 2017 as part of the 3rd annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of India, Calcutta. Visualising Mizo History Through Photographs People of the North East often complain about the lack of representation of their history in the...
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