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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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India-Pakistan Partition: Balti Voices from Ladakh

This paper was written for and presented at a panel discussion on November 12, 2016 as part of the 2nd annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of Nationalism, Calcutta. For many, Ladakh is a mere tourist destination, a remote Himalayan region known for its...
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Popular Art of the ‘Two Nations’ in the Mid-Twentieth Century

This illustrated talk was presented on November 12, 2016 as part of the 2nd annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of Nationalism, Calcutta. India’s streets, public spaces and homes are filled with colourful, mass-produced images of various kinds, from calendars, religious posters and cinema...
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Nationalism and Identity

This illustrated talk was presented on November 10, 2016 as part of the 2nd annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of Nationalism, Calcutta. A screening of Bani Abidi's earliest video trilogy preceded the Skype conversation between the artist and Prateek Raja. These videos look...
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Nationalism and the School Curriculum

Devi Kar. Before introducing our terrific line-up of panelists, I would like to address those in the audience who teach history. You are a very powerful section of society. Don’t underestimate your power, because you can capture the minds of the young far more effectively...
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