Event Archive

Report ‘Democracy in India: A Citizens' Perspective’

Category :(Publications)

The Report ‘Democracy in India: A Citizens' Perspective’ was released by Lokniti, CSDS on 6 August 2015 at India International Centre, New Delhi. The preliminary findings of the report was presented by Sandeep Shastri, National Convener of the Lokniti network. The discussants were Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research and Neerja Chowdhury, Senior Journalist.

Juxtapositions: Re-envisioning the Indian Labour Diaspora

Category :(Exhibition)

'Juxtapositions' is an innovative photographic exhibition relating the History of Indian Labour Migration in the Indian Ocean. The exhibition juxtaposes traditional depictions of the colonial Indian diaspora with material from project research that counters traditional narratives, and also features stunning art prints composed from 19th century portraits of Indian labour migrants.

Mexico: Fantasy of the Family, Fantasy of Rule of Law

Category :(BN Ganguli Lectures)

The 17th B.N.Ganguli Memorial Lecture was delivered by Claudio Lomnitz on ‘Mexico: Fantasy of the Family, Fantasy of Rule of Law’ at CSDS on 20 February 2015. In July 2014 Mexico’s Federal Police raided an orphanage in a traditionally Catholic city in the western state of Michoacán.  The raid was also a punctiliously orchestrated media-op, complete with military helicopter, a tank, and dozens of soldiers in bullet-proof vests, who stormed the orphanage as if the capture of Osama Bin Laden were on the balance.

Reimagining the Past

Category :(Discussion)

A Panel discussion on ‘Reimagining the Past: Conceptual and Methodological Issues’ was held on 7 August 2015 at CSDS. The panelist included Patrick Olivelle, Timothy Lubin,  Mark Richard McClish, Shail Mayaram and Rajeev Bhargava. Patrick Olivelle  is Professor Emeritus of Sanskrit, University of Texas, USA.

Critical Studies in Politics: Book discussion

Category :(Book Discussion)

A book discussion on Critical Studies in Politics: Exploring Sites, Selves, Power  (Edited by Nivedita Menon, Aditya Nigam and Sanjay Palshikar) was held on 8 August 2014 at CSDS. The discussants were Sudipta Kaviraj, Sanjay Palshikar and Rajshree Chandra.

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