Friday, December 21, 2012

Venue: AIIS ~ Gurgaon (map)

9:00 – 9:30 ~ Welcome and Introductory Comments

9:30 – 12:30 ~ Panel One: Moving on From the the Nehruvian Era
Paranjoy Guha-Thakurta, Chair
Arvind Rajagopal, “Scandal and Irresolution: The Success and Failure of the Shah Commission of Inquiry”
Radhika Krishnan, “The Road not Taken: Shankar Guha Niyogi and the rise and demise of Gandhian-Marxism in India”
Aditya Nigam, “Populist Capital and Middle Class Desire”


2:00 – 5:00 ~ Panel Two: Performing the 1980s
Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Chair
Lakshmi Subramaniam, “Theme Concerts and Jaya T.V Classical Music in an Age of Global Consumption”
Shikha Jhingan, “Sonic Ruptures: National Boundaries, Female Voice and Hindi film Songs in the 1980s”
Ranjani Mazumdar, “Bombay’s Vigilante Films”

Reception to be hosted by AIIS at IIC for participants and special guests

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Venue: Seminar Room, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (map)

9:00 – 11:00 ~ Panel Three: The Modernist as Critic
Abhay Sardesai, Chair
Ashish Rajadhyaksha, “Realism in Political Times”
Karin Zitzewitz, “The Iconographic Turn in Indian Modern Art:  Anachronism and the ‘Late Style’ of Tyeb Mehta and K. G. Subramanyan”


11:30 – 1:30 ~ Panel Four: The Return of the Raj
Janaki Nair, Chair
Sumathi Ramaswamy, “Hating the Raj Properly: M. F. Husain’s Reflections on Empire and Nation”
Rebecca Brown, “India is ‘All the Raj’: Fashion and Folk Art at the U.S. Festival of India”


2:45 – 4:15 ~ Film: My Mother India (2001, Safina Uberoi, dir.)
Discussion with Safina Uberoi following the film.
Film produced by Chili Films in association with SBS Independent and financed with the assistance of the Australian Film Finance Corporation


4:30 – 6:00 ~ Roundtable Discussion: The Long 1980s: The Vicissitudes of a Historical Period
Paranjoy Guha-Thakurta
Janaki Nair
Abhay Sardesai
Shuddhabrata Sengupta