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Objects: Identities: Meanings
Programme : Objects: Identities: Meanings
Start Date:  16 Sep 2017  At:  11:00  .MAIN ART GALLERY, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX 
Description :
 
Objects: Identities: Meanings
Insider Perspectives on Material Cultures from North East India
 
Exhibition based on a series of field research projects conducted by members of the North East Forum (NEF), Ambedkar University, Delhi between 2012-2014. The research objective used material artefacts to arrive at an insider perspective on how communities from North East India negotiate cultural transformation. Narratives collected describe the processes by which some elements of a culture survive, while others become insignificant. The materials in the exhibition are used by the following communities – Bodos (Assam), Khasi (Meghalaya), Mao Naga (Manipur), Meitei (Manipur), Rongmei Naga (Manipur) and Sumi (Nagaland)
 
Items on display for the exhibition include textile materials, clothing used for different occasions, pottery, photographs and video
 
Inauguration on Friday, 15th September 2017 at 18:30
 
On Monday 18 September 2017 at 18:30 – there will be a presentation by the researchers
 
(Collaboration: Centre for Community Knowledge, Ambedkar University)
 
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A Phoenix from the Ashes: The Destruction and Reconstruction of Warsaw 1939-1955
Programme : A Phoenix from the Ashes: The Destruction and Reconstruction of Warsaw 1939-1955
Start Date:  20 Sep 2017  At:  11:00  .ART GALLERY (IIC Annexe) 
Description :
 
A Phoenix from the Ashes: The Destruction and Reconstruction of Warsaw 1939-1955
The exhibition revisits one of the most critical chapters in the history of Poland, the destruction of the capital city of Warsaw by German troops and the inspiring reconstruction of the city after World War II. World War II and the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 in particular, left the city with almost nothing to define its identity. Warsaw, the centre of cultural, political and social life, almost ceased to exist. But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Warsaw was rebuilt and gradually brought back to life. This unique and pioneering nature of the reconstruction of the city was given its due recognition when Warsaw’s Old Town was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1980.
 
Inauguration by Dr. Pawe? Ukielski, Deputy Director of the Warsaw Rising Museum on Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 18:00
 
Following the inauguration there will be a lecture and film screening in the Lecture Room II adjoining the Art Gallery at 18:30
 
Warsaw Rising 1944 – Battle for Freedom
Talk by Dr. Pawe? Ukielski
 
Film – A Brave Bunch. The Uprising Through Children’s Eyes (Fajna Ferajna; Poland) 
(30 min; 2015; dvd; English subtitles)
Director: Tomasz Stankiewicz 
 
When the Warsaw Uprising started in 1944, thousands of children were living in the city. A Brave Bunch is about those who survived

FRIDAY 22
 
FILM  ?ANNEXE LECTURE ROOM II AT 18:30
Warsaw Uprising (Poland)
(87 min; 2014; dvd; English subtitles)
The film will be introduced by Dr. Pawe? Ukielski
 
Made entirely from original newsreel footage from the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, the film has been reconstructed frame by frame. It tells the story of the Uprising through the eyes of a US airman, an escapee from the Nazi camp and two young reporters, witnesses to insurgent fighting. A touching film which shows the Warsaw Uprising with unparalleled realism
 
TUESDAY 26
 
PERFORMANCE  ?C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM AT 18:30
Concert 
By Varsovia Piano Trio – Ewa Skardowska on piano; Adam Zarzycki on violin; and Piotr Hausenplas on cello
 
The artists will present music by Polish composers of the 1st half of XX century in a programme of works by Ludomir Ró?ycki, Karol Szymanowski, Andrzej Panufnik, and Grzegorz Fitelberg
 
(Collaboration: Polish Institute, New Delhi)
 
 
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Hindustani Vocal Dhrupad Recital
Programme : Hindustani Vocal Dhrupad Recital
Start Date:  25 Sep 2017  At:  18:30  .C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM 
Description :
 
Hindustani Vocal Dhrupad Recital
by  

Sumeet Anand Pandey from Delhi
Disciple of Guru Pandit Abhay Narayan Mallick
 
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MARITIME ASIA: DIPLOMACY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Programme : MARITIME ASIA: DIPLOMACY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Start Date:  25 Sep 2017  At:  18:30  .CONFERENCE ROOM I 
Description :
 
MARITIME ASIA: DIPLOMACY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
 
China's 'Maritime Silk Route Diplomacy': Does it Matter?
Speaker: Professor Himanshu Prabha Ray, historian and Member, Board, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies; Routledge Series Editor, Archaeology and Religion in South Asia; Hony. Professor, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
 
Asia's Renaissance: Rekindling the Learning Culture in Monsoon Asia
Speaker: Dr. Iwan Pranoto, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of Indonesia and a mathematician of some eminence.
 
Chair: Ambassador Yogendra Kumar
 
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Buddha At Work
Programme : Buddha At Work
Start Date:  26 Sep 2017  At:  18:30  .CONFERENCE ROOM I 
Description :
 
Buddha At Work
 
Dr. Bibek Debroy, Member, Niti Aayog and Ms Sairee Chahal, Founder, Sheroes,
in conversation with  Geetanjali Pandit on her new book, Buddha at Work  (New Delhi: Hachette India, 2017)
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