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Mon, 14 Aug


The Tollygunge Club

The Idea of India (Calcutta), 2017

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The Idea of India (Calcutta), 2017
The Idea of India (Calcutta), 2017

Time & Location

14 Aug 2017, 10:00 am IST – 17 Aug 2017, 5:00 pm IST

The Tollygunge Club, 120, Deshapran Sasmal Road, Tollygunge, Tollygunge Golf Club, Tollygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700033, India

About the Event

The third International Conference on Teaching History was held at the Tollygunge Club on 15, 16 and 17 August 2017, with the opening session, at ICCR Calcutta on the evening of 14 August. The opening session—a conversation between Romila Thapar and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak—a public event, saw an attendance of over 400 people.

Speakers at the conference, which had participants from all over the country, included Romila Thapar, Krishna Kumar, Sudhanva Deshpande, T. Sanathanan, Hari Vasudevan, Shireen Maswood, Vijay Prashad, Jerry Pinto and many more. Discussions on what shapes our idea of India, curriculum, textbooks, art, literature and photography took place over the three days.

Opening session report

Day One report

Day Two report

Day Three report

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