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A Moment of Reflection
Programme : A Moment of Reflection
Start Date:  09 Dec 2019  At:  11:00  .ART GALLERY (IIC Annexe) 
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A Moment of Reflection
Celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and India. Presenting a collection of archival photographs of both Indonesian and Indian leaders, photographs of landmark events in the bi-lateral relations between the two nations, and the  building of diplomatic relations between 1949 to 2019
 
Curator: Reha Sodhi
 
Inauguration by H.E. Mr. Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro, Ambassador of Indonesia  on Monday, 9 December 2019 at 16:30
 
(Collaboration: Embassy of Indonesia)
 
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A Sarod Duet Recital
Programme : A Sarod Duet Recital
Start Date:  12 Dec 2019  At:  18:30  .C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM 
Description :
A Sarod Duet Recital 
By Ustad Irfan Muhammad Khan and Arnab Chakrabarty  
 
Accompanied on the tabla by Zuheb Ahmed Khan 
 
This duet recital featuring Ustad Irfan Muhammad Khan and Arnab Chakrabarty will feature a mix of ragas rarely and commonly heard on the sarod, with a focus on gats or miniature compositions, around which raga performances are shaped. The repertoire for this concert will be sourced exclusively from the vast stock of the Lucknow-Shahjahanpur gharana 
 
 
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The Liberal Triangle of Rt. Hon. V.S. Shastri, G.K. Gokhale and M.K. Gandhi
Programme : The Liberal Triangle of Rt. Hon. V.S. Shastri, G.K. Gokhale and M.K. Gandhi
Start Date:  12 Dec 2019  At:  18:30  .CONFERENCE ROOM I 
Description :
The Liberal Triangle of Rt. Hon. V.S. Shastri, G.K. Gokhale and M.K. Gandhi
 
Speaker: Prof. Purushottama Bilimoria, Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Professor, Ashoka University who has been teaching as Chancellor’s Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, and at the Center for Dharma Studies in Berkeley, USA. He is also Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Sophia, international journal in Philosophy; and Journal of Dharma Studies (Springer)

Chair:Prof. Ashis Nandy, Trustee, IIC
 
Rt. Hon. V.S. Srinivasa Sastri – the ‘Silver-Tongued Orator’ of the Empire and perhaps the last of the Indian Liberals of his era – succeeded G.K. Gokhale as President of the Servants of India Society and was a founding member of the Indian Liberal Federation (a.k.a Liberal Party) in 1919. The talk explores how svar?j, Home-Rule, self-rule, India’s role within or without the Empire, reform and swadeshi, constitutional imperatives, democracy, and governance meant different things to each of the three leading spokes voice for India’s freedom and her liberal future; and yet they were bound up reverentially in a trialogue, agreeing to disagree and mutually criticize
 
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Mahatma Gandhi, Multilateralism and the United Nations
Programme : Mahatma Gandhi, Multilateralism and the United Nations
Start Date:  13 Dec 2019  At:  15:00  .C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM 
Description :
Mahatma Gandhi, Multilateralism and the United Nations
Speaker: Miloon Kothari, an independent expert on human rights and social policy, and former Special Rapporteur on adequate housing with the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Council
 
The lecture will explore the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi and other leaders from India to the development of multilateralism as a defining, and lasting, characteristic of the global work of the United Nations. The lecture will reflect on the contemporary relevance of the ideas of global solidarity and commonality of purpose espoused by Mahatma Gandhi
 
Chair: Prof. Ashis Nandy, Trustee, IIC
 
(Collaboration: U.N. in India)
 
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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Programme : BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Start Date:  13 Dec 2019  At:  18:30  .CONFERENCE ROOM I 
Description :
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
 
Categories, Creations and Cognition in Vaisesika Philosophy
By Shashi Prabha Kumar (New Delhi: Springer, 2019)
 
Discussants: Prof. Uma C. Vaidya, former Vice Chancellor, KKSU, Ramtek, Nagpur; Prof. Ram NathJha, School of Sanskrit & Indic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Prof Purushottama Bilimoria, Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Professor, Ashoka University who has been teaching as Chancellor’s Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, and at the Center for Dharma Studies in Berkeley, USA; and Prof. Christopher Key Chapple, Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
 
Chair: Prof. R.C. Sinha, Chairman, Indian Council of Philosophical Research
 
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