Keywords for India: Book Release and Discussion

What terms are currently up for debate in Indian society? How have their meanings changed over time? Keywords for India highlights key words for modern India in everyday usage as well as in scholarly contexts, encompassing over 250 key words across a wide range of topics, including aesthetics and ceremony, gender, technology and economics, past memories and future imaginaries. Through its close investigation and unpacking of words, this book investigates the various intellectual possibilities on offer within the Indian subcontinent at the beginning of a fraught new millennium desperately in need of fresh vocabularies.

Chair

Ashis Nandy, Honorary Fellow, CSDS, Delhi

Panelists

Rajeev Bhargava, Honorary Fellow, CSDS, Delhi

Taslima Nasreen, Bangladeshi-Swedish Writer, Feminist and Human Rights Activist

Neera Chandhoke, former Professor of Political Science, University of Delhi

Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Professor Emerita of Linguistics and English, IIT, Delhi

Peter Ronald deSouza, Professor, CSDS, Delhi

Thursday, 27 February 2020
5 pm, CSDS Seminar Room
29 Rajpur Road, Delhi