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Mariages à la Française – Shifts in a Cultural Grammar
Programme : Mariages à la Française – Shifts in a Cultural Grammar
Start Date:  22 Feb 2017  At:  11:00  .MAIN ART GALLERY, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX 
Description :
 
The exhibition traces some of the significant changes and developments in the institution and rites of marriage in France through some select objects: the wedding invitation, the menu of the wedding feast, the changing sites of the wedding: from church to the townhall and some elements of the ceremony, such as the bride’s bouquet of flowers, the wedding dress etc. The exhibition aims to present a reflection on social transformations and values in France since the end of the 19th century
 
Curated by Arundhati Virmani
 
Inauguration Mr. Bertrand de Hartingh, Director, French Institute in India on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 18:30

 
As part of this exhibition, there will be two related programmes in the Art Gallery
 
THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2017 AT 18:30
Public and Private: Histories of French Wedding Rituals
Illustrated lecture by Dr. Arundhati Virmani, Indian historian who teaches at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Marseille
Chair: Dr. Ratna Sudarshan
 
MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2017 AT 18:30
Princely Weddings at the French Court in Versailles
Illustrated lecture by Dr. Jean Boutier, French historian
 
(Collaboration: Centre Norbert Elias, Marseille; and MuCern - Museum of Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean, Marseille)  
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Public and Private: Histories of French Wedding Rituals
Programme : Public and Private: Histories of French Wedding Rituals
Start Date:  23 Feb 2017  At:  18:30  .LECTURE ROOM-II BASEMENT (ANNEXE) 
Description :
 
Public and Private: Histories of French Wedding Rituals
Illustrated lecture by Dr. Arundhati Virmani, Indian historian who teaches at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Mars

Chair: Dr. Ratna Sudarshan
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Indica: The Story of our Subcontinent
Programme : Indica: The Story of our Subcontinent
Start Date:  23 Feb 2017  At:  18:30  .SEMINAR ROOMS II & III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX 
Description :
 
 
 
 
 
Pranay Lal will give an illustrated talk about the making of the Indian subcontinent and the forces that shaped it over the past 200 million years, with glimpses of rocks, soils, fossils and landscapes, and why this knowledge is relevant to us today. 
 
Followed by an open Q & A conversation moderated by Pradip Krishen
 
 Pranay Lal works in public health and is passionate about natural history. He is the author of Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent (Penguin, December 2016) 
 
Pradip Krishen is an ecological gardener who re-wilds large landscapes with native plants. He is the author of two field guides for trees 
 
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SAARC Literature Festival
Programme : SAARC Literature Festival
Start Date:  24 Feb 2017  At:  10:00  .C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM 
Description :
 
 
 
 
Inaugural Session
 
Speakers: Prof. Ashish Nandy, eminent scholar;  Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi, eminent scholar and author; Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, eminent scholar; Dr. Sitakant Mahapatra, eminent poet;  H.E. Mr. Shaida Mohammad Abadali, Ambassador of Afghanistan; Dr. Selina Hossain, eminent fiction writer from Bangladesh; Prof. Abhi Subedi, eminent scholar and poet from Nepal; Mr. Rinzin Rinzin, eminent poet from Bhutan; Mr. Ibrahim Waheed, eminent poet from Maldives; and  
Mr. Daya Dissanayake eminent scholar from Sri Lanka.
 
Followed by Academic Sessions
 
AT 18:30  
Sobhat (50 mins)
A play directed by Sohaila Kapur, on the encounter between Rumi and his mentor Shams, that changed Rumi's outlook and philosophy completely. The production is a combination of drama and the dastango style, complete with original music
 
The Symposium will be also held on 25 and 26 February  at the Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, Siri Fort Institutional Area, New Delhi
 
(Collaboration : Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature)
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On Uncertain Ground: Displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir
Programme : On Uncertain Ground: Displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir
Start Date:  24 Feb 2017  At:  17:00  .LECTURE ROOM-II BASEMENT (ANNEXE) 
Description :
 
 
 
 
Discussion around the new book by Ankur Datta (Oxford University Press, New Delhi)
 
Introduction by Dr. Ankur Datta, Dept. of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi
Panelists: Prof. T.N. Madan, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Economic Growth; Prof. Roma Chatterji, Dept. of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics; and Prof. Anupama Roy, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
 
Chair: Prof. Sasanka Perera, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Vice-President, South Asian University
 
(Collaboration: Department of Sociology, South Asian University)
 
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