Tuljapur Off-Campus

11th Ambedkar Memorial Lecture (AML) - 2020 Lecture Series Presents. The National Conference on "Understanding Marginalities in Neo – Liberal Regime".


Date and time: Feb. 14, 2020 10:00AM - Feb. 15, 2020 6:00PM

Concept Note :

India’s tryst with destiny that took a definitive shape in 1947 was supposed to take a collective journey along the path of democracy, equality, and justice for all. As a newborn nation, this journey was expected to be fraught with multiple challenges. As India has completed more than seventy years of its freedom from colonial rule and has entered into the twenty-first century it is rather disappointing to see where the journey has led to. Glaring social inequalities, extreme Income disparities, social exclusions of various types, violence against women and the marginalized continue to remain unabated. The farmers are in distress, the educational institutions are reduced to certificate-manufacturing units, public health care in disarray, and the employment and labour market is so volatile. The most unfortunate reality is that often the state is inept or corrupt, and the public policies, instead of serving the interest of people, serve the interest of the capitalists. The human rights record of the state is also dismal. Nevertheless, people are raising their voices through various movements against displacement, atrocities or marginalizations. The inspiration that people such as B R Ambedkar and Jotiba Phule provide has ignited mass mobilization across India. The atmosphere is poignant with yearnings for a positive change, yet the challenges for attaining equality and justice are even bigger than it was seventy years ago.

The Conference on "Understanding Marginalities in Neo-Liberal Regime.” intends to discuss the various aspects of marginalities existed in the Indian society concerning gender, class, caste, Education Policies and Exclusion, Market and State-led Development, etc. It attempts to bring scholars from different fields of knowledge to discuss and debate these issues. We expect that the papers would bring in new insights which preferably would be interdisciplinary.

A Brief note on the AML lectures Series :

The AML lecture series was started in the year 2009 and Prof. M. Kunhaman (TISS, Tuljapur) was the first speaker of the Ambedkar Memorial Lecture (AML) series. He delivered his thought on “Ambedkarism and its relevance in Democracy”. In the following years Dr. Anand Teltumbade (2011), Prof. Ramaiah (2012), Prof. P. G. Jogdand, Dr. Vivek Kumar, Prof. Ramesh Kamble and S.M. Dahiwale, Dr. Sushma Andhare, Mr. Paul Diwakar, Mr. Martin Macwan, Mr. Bhanvar Meghwanshi, Prof Hari Narke Dr. Razia Patel, Dr, Anoop Kumar, Prof. Abhinaya Kamble, Prof. Zahir Ali, Manjula Pradeep and many more Ambedkarite scholars, intellectuals, human rights activists and academicians delivered lectures in this series.

AML is a critical and constant engagement for us in the construction and deconstruction of the established notions of our society. The basic purpose of the conference is to create a meaningful dialogue on the social justice agenda through the active participation of intellectuals. This lecture makes a commitment of participating leaders from Academics, Civil society and Jurists towards Dr Ambedkar's idea of social justice and to build and scale up momentum for the future generations.

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