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A network of educators and members of civil society in the subcontinent

India in the Ruins of the Present

This talk was presented on August 17, 2017 as part of the 3rd annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of India, Calcutta. 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...
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Heritage, Conservation and Pedagogy

This talk was presented on December 6, 2017 as part of The Idea of India - Bangalore chapter, hosted by and at Vidyashilp Academy. This morning, Arundhati, Komita and Sanathanan gave us numerous possibilities of how art and theatre engage with the idea of history. I’ll...
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The Challenges of Staging Communalism in These Times

The Aesthetics of Jana Natya Manch Plays. An Illustrated Talk This talk was presented on December 6, 2017 as part of The Idea of India - Bangalore chapter, hosted by and at Vidyashilp Academy. Jana Natya Manch (Janam) was formed in 1973 in Delhi by some...
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Gaps, Erasures and Silences: How the Arts provoke History

This talk was presented on December 6, 2017 as part of The Idea of India - Bangalore chapter, hosted by and at Vidyashilp Academy. Introduction When we meet someone we often ask ‘Where are you from?’. The answers may vary from names of villages of patrilineal...
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Collective History and Identity

This talk was presented on December 5, 2017 as part of The Idea of India - Bangalore chapter, hosted by and at Vidyashilp Academy. The idea of India holds central importance in Pakistan; in fact, one can say that it is the idea of India that...
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Culture and School

This talk was presented on December 5, 2017 as part of The Idea of India - Bangalore chapter, hosted by and at Vidyashilp Academy. Thank you for reaching out and inviting me for this conference. I had heard about the Kolkata conference from my teacher Krishna...
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The Curriculum and the History Teacher

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Teaching Contested Histories

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