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From the Lens of a Historian: Revisiting the Vision of the Indian Nation in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

From the Lens of a Historian: Revisiting the Vision of the Indian Nation in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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IMPRI Distinguished Lecture by Prof Mridula Mukherjee on From the Lens of a Historian: Revisiting the Vision of the Indian Nation in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi! invites you IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk and Distinguished Lecture by Prof Mridula Mukherjee on

From the Lens of a Historian: Revisiting the Vision of the Indian Nation in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date:
 Saturday, 15th August
Time: 16:00 IST (GMT+5:30)
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live

Speaker:
Mridula Mukherjee
Prof Mridula MukherjeeProfessor of Modern Indian History (Retd.), Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

Professor Mridula Mukherjee recently retired as a Professor of Modern Indian History at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She has been the Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, President of the Indian History Congress (Modern India), Dean, School of Social Sciences, JNU and Editor of Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru. She is the editor of the Sage Series in Modern Indian History (14 Monographs already published).

She specialises in Agrarian History, Peasant Movements, the Indian National Movement and Gandhi. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Duke University, USA and University of Tokyo, Japan and a Visiting Fellow at the Nantes Institute of Advanced Study, France and at the Institutes of Advanced Study at Lancaster, UK and Sao Paulo, Brazil and visiting Professor at La Sapienza, The University of Rome, Italy.

She was also Member, Advisory Board, Long Room Hub, The Institute of Advanced Study, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She has co-authored two best-selling books called India’s Struggle for Independence, Penguin, 1989 (more than 50 reprints by 2014) and India Since Independence, Penguin, 2008, (both translated into several languages). Her other publications are Peasants in India’s Non-violent Revolution, Practice and Theory, Sage Publications, 2004 and Colonialising Agriculture: The Myth of Punjab Exceptionalism, Sage Publications, 2006. She is a regular participant in talks and discussions on Radio and TV

Chair:
Salil Mishra
Prof Salil Misra, Pro-Vice Chancellor-II, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), New DelhiDean, School of Law, Governance and Citizenship, AUD; Professor, School of Liberal Studies, AUD

Professor Salil Misra is Pro-Vice Chancellor-II at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), where he is also Dean of the School of Law, Governance and Citizenship and also Professor at the School of Liberal Studies. His area of expertise is Modern Indian History with a special focus on the Indian National Movement, Communal Politics, Partition of the Sub-Continent, Politics of Language, Hindi and Urdu, Nationalism, Identity Politics, and Social Science Teaching. Professor Misra has previously taught history at the Department of History and Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia and at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He was also an Assistant Research Officer at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.

He has been with the Ambedkar University Delhi since October 2010 as Professor in History at the School of Liberal Studies.Professor Misra has written two books, A Narrative of Communal Politics, Uttar Pradesh, 1937-39 and a monograph entitled Swaraj Party (in Hindi), brought out by the National Book Trust (NBT), New Delhi, 1997. He has over 20 research articles in books and journals on various themes and over 40 articles at a popular level for several national dailies.

He has also been associated with various projects such as Towards Freedom (sponsored by the Indian Council for Historical Research) – a collection of documents on the freedom struggle for the year 1942 – and as a visiting researcher at the Centre for History of Emotions, Max-Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, he produced a monograph on “Emotions in Politics and Politics of Emotions: Making of a Muslim Nation in Colonial India, 1937-46”.

Discussants:

  • Prof Ranjit Singh Ghuman, Professor, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh
  • Shri B P Singh, Secretary, All India Congress Committee; Ex-Vice Chairman, Nehru Yuva Kendra
  • Dr Rakesh Batabyal, Associate Professor, Centre for Media Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi  
  • Prof Venkata Reddy Kata, Institute for Tribal Development Studies, Visakhapatnam; Former Professor, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad
  • Dr Saurabh Bajpai, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi
  • Dr Richa RajAssistant Professor, Department of History, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, New Delhi; Member, Academic Council, University of Delhi
  • Dr Murad Ahamed KhanAssistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of International Studies, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh
  • Dr Nitin Tagade, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  • Dr T Sadashivam, Assistant Professor (Senior Level), Department of Public Administration, Pachhunga University College (A Constituent College of Mizoram Central University), Aizawl  
  • Dr Anu Unny, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

Moderator:

  • Dr Arjun Kumar, Director, Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi; China India Visiting Scholars Fellow, Ashoka University
  • Prof Bharat Singh, Associate Professor, Satyawati College (Evening), University of Delhi, New Delhi

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