Events

Tuesday Seminar
Oct 22

Abstract
Conflicting visions of ethnic-nationalism are competing in contemporary India. Micro-nationalism of ethnic and religious minorities in India indicates their lack of socio-cultural identification, emotional and symbolic integration. Among these submerged nationalities is the identity of the former kingdom of Manipur that was integrated in India in 1949, and given full statehood in 1972. Located on the border with Myanmar, it is inhabited by three main ethnic groups (Naga, Kuki...

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Tuesday Seminar
Nov 5

World Cinema and the afterlife of the tripartite world order

This talk looks at the afterlife of the discourse of Third Cinema in the present global geopolitical and economic order, with a focus on how the newly emergent alternative-production space in India navigates this afterlife. Third Cinema became one of the casualties of the neoliberal economic order that emerged at the end of the Cold War; the same time that the alternate production space in India shrunk dramatically. Now, as...

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Workshop
Feb 17

Call for Proposals

Religious practices have manifold forms, functions, histories and meanings. They make and break communities, they may reassure as much as incite anxiety, they change rapidly or may be extremely resilient, they may be oriented to individual salvation or the establishment of political power. Many more such contrasting attributes of religious action could be listed all of which are to be found in India today with her highly diverse religious landscape...

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