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Date and time:
Dec. 14, 2018 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Venue: Old Library Conference Hall (TISS Main Campus)
Prof. Rajni Kothari Memorial Lecture Series at School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai), is pleased to invite you to a talk by eminent social thinker and cultural theorist Ashis Nandy on the life and times of Prof. Rajni Kothari. Salil Tripathi, author, poet, human rights activists and Chair @ PEN International's writers in prison committee will moderate the talk.
Welcome Address by Prof. Ashwani Kumar
The Prof. Rajni Kothari Memorial Lecture Series is anchored at Center of Public Policy, Habitat and Human Development and conceptualized and curated by Prof. Ashwani Kumar, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai)
Prof. Rajni Kothari (16 August 1928 - 19 January 2015) was a celebrated political scientist, academic- activist, author of the classic "Politics in India" and founder of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Lokayan. Rajni Kothari, scholar extraordinaire, preeminent political theorist and a visionary beyond compare, single-handedly revolutionized the study of politics in the country. His intellectual prowess and unwavering activism gave the country lasting institutions and ideals which have inspired countless generations of students and academicians and continue to do so.
The lecture series includes a set of interactive panel discussions with some of the most celebrated thinkers and scholars in India and abroad.
Curators of this event: Srishti Sethi, Ravindra Choudhury & Souradeep Banerjee, School of Development Studies.
Prof. Ritambhara Hebbar, Dean, School of Development Studies
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