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'Educate, Organize and Agitate': A History for Peace workshop based on Bhimayana

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'Educate, Organize and Agitate': A History for Peace workshop based on Bhimayana
'Educate, Organize and Agitate': A History for Peace workshop based on Bhimayana

Time & Location

10-Dec-2022, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kolkata, 36C, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rd, • Patuapara, पतुअ[no name]पारा, Jatin Das Park, Patuapara, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700025, India

About the Event

What is the idea of democracy in a nation which has systemic inequalities like caste entrenched into its fabric historically? In imagining the future for a nation such as this, how did Ambedkar envision and build a different reality for India? His discourse on freedom went beyond challenging the more immediate external systems of oppression such as colonialism. To him, the internal systems of oppression would be the far tougher challenge to face in building this nation into a democracy. Reading Ambedkar is a reading of this 'battle for freedom', of this persistent struggle within Indian democracy.

This workshop focuses on interacting with Ambedkar— his ideas, experiences and politics—and their place and significance in our present and every day, through a close reading of Bhimayana: Incidents in the life of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (Navayana, 2011).

Last date for registration: 3 December 2022

Please note: This is an in-person workshop at The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata.

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