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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Programme : BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Start Date:  22 Feb 2017  At:  17:30  .CONFERENCE ROOM I 
Description :
 
 
 
 
The Burning Forest: India’s War in Bastar
By Nandini Sundar (New Delhi: Juggernaut Books, 2016)
 
Discussants: Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty, Vice-President, Council for Social Development; Dr. Ajay Dandekar, Shiv Nadar University; and Dr. Ajai Sahni, Executive Director, Institute for Conflict Management
 
Chair: Dr. Dilip Simeon
 
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Ramayana – A Shared Culture (26 min; 2017; dvd; English)
Programme : Ramayana – A Shared Culture (26 min; 2017; dvd; English)
Start Date:  22 Feb 2017  At:  18:30  .C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM 
Description :
 
 
Written & Directed by Benoy K. Behl who will introduce the film
Producer: External Publicity & Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India
 
Screening will be followed by a discussion
 
The Ramayana is a great epic story which knows no boundaries of religions or countries, enacted more often than any other story of the world, it is performed by Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims. The film presents performances of the Ramayana in India, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Java and Bali 
 
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Mariages à la Française – Shifts in a Cultural Grammar
Programme : Mariages à la Française – Shifts in a Cultural Grammar
Start Date:  22 Feb 2017  At:  11:00  .MAIN ART GALLERY, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX 
Description :
 
The exhibition traces some of the significant changes and developments in the institution and rites of marriage in France through some select objects: the wedding invitation, the menu of the wedding feast, the changing sites of the wedding: from church to the townhall and some elements of the ceremony, such as the bride’s bouquet of flowers, the wedding dress etc. The exhibition aims to present a reflection on social transformations and values in France since the end of the 19th century
 
Curated by Arundhati Virmani
 
Inauguration Mr. Bertrand de Hartingh, Director, French Institute in India on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 18:30

 
As part of this exhibition, there will be two related programmes in the Art Gallery
 
THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2017 AT 18:30
Public and Private: Histories of French Wedding Rituals
Illustrated lecture by Dr. Arundhati Virmani, Indian historian who teaches at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Marseille
Chair: Dr. Ratna Sudarshan
 
MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2017 AT 18:30
Princely Weddings at the French Court in Versailles
Illustrated lecture by Dr. Jean Boutier, French historian
 
(Collaboration: Centre Norbert Elias, Marseille; and MuCern - Museum of Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean, Marseille)  
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Public and Private: Histories of French Wedding Rituals
Programme : Public and Private: Histories of French Wedding Rituals
Start Date:  23 Feb 2017  At:  18:30  .LECTURE ROOM-II BASEMENT (ANNEXE) 
Description :
 
Public and Private: Histories of French Wedding Rituals
Illustrated lecture by Dr. Arundhati Virmani, Indian historian who teaches at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Mars

Chair: Dr. Ratna Sudarshan
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Indica: The Story of our Subcontinent
Programme : Indica: The Story of our Subcontinent
Start Date:  23 Feb 2017  At:  18:30  .SEMINAR ROOMS II & III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX 
Description :
 
 
 
 
 
Pranay Lal will give an illustrated talk about the making of the Indian subcontinent and the forces that shaped it over the past 200 million years, with glimpses of rocks, soils, fossils and landscapes, and why this knowledge is relevant to us today. 
 
Followed by an open Q & A conversation moderated by Pradip Krishen
 
 Pranay Lal works in public health and is passionate about natural history. He is the author of Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent (Penguin, December 2016) 
 
Pradip Krishen is an ecological gardener who re-wilds large landscapes with native plants. He is the author of two field guides for trees 
 
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