International Conference on TAGORE AND NATIONALISM (05-07 November 2015)

Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla 171 005
International Conference


      (05-07 November 2015)

05 November, 2015, Thursday
9.15-9.45:         REGISTRATION
9.45-10.15:      Welcome address by CHETAN SINGH, Director,  IIAS.
                        Introducing the Theme: K.L. TUTEJA, Convener
10.15-11.00:   Inaugural Session: SABYASACHI BHATTACHARYA
                           11.00-1130:  Tea Break and Group Photo
Session I:   11.30-1.15
Chairperson:   Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
Speakers:           SUKANTA CHAUDHURI
                            Tagore, Nationalism and Imperialism
                            FAKRUL ALAM
                            Rabindranath Tagore at the Intersection of Nationalism and Modernity
                           K SATCHIDANANDAN
 The Pathography of Nationalism: Rabindranath Tagore and the National   Question
1.15-2.00: LUNCH BREAK
Session II: 2.00-3.45
Chairperson:    Chetan Singh
Speakers:         HARISH TRIVEDI
Tagore's Nationalism—and Premchand's
                           BHASKAR CHAKRABORTY
The Self, the Nation and the World Beyond It: Reading Tagore’s Travel Writings
                           STEFANO BEGGIORA
Tagore and nationalism: a perspective on Italy imagining the Indian Unity
3.45-4.00: TEA BREAK
Session III: 4.00-5.45
Chairperson:   K Satchidanandan
Speakers:         SUPRIYA CHAUDHURI
History, Identity and Nation in Tagore's Fiction
                           KRISHNA SEN
1910 and the Evolution of Tagore’s Vernacular Nationalism
                                    TILOTTAMA MISRA
Language, Nationalism and Tagore

November 6, 2015, Friday
Session IV: 9.45-11.30
Chairperson:               Harish Trivedi
Speakers:          MAHESH CHAMPAKLAL
Rabindranth Tagore’s Theater: Circumspect Nationalism in the Garden of Internationalism
                           SUKUMAR MURLIDHARAN
The Indian Enlightenment as Work in Progress: Looking back at the dialogue of Tagore, Gandhi and Ambedkar                            
                          SWAGATA K BASU
Ideas on Nationalism in Tagore and Unamuno: A Comparative Study                                         
Session V: 11.30-1.15
Chairperson: Indra Nath Choudhuri
Speakers:         R SIVA KUMAR
Santiniketan, the Making of a Community     

“Living Gramophones”: Educators, Access and Equity in Higher Education Today
                              MRIDU RAI
Defending Nationalism: The Ideas of Rabindranath Tagore and Kashmiri Resistance
1.15-2.00: LUNCH BREAK

Session VI: 2.00-3.45

Chairperson:   Supriya Chaudhuri
Speakers:          BIRAJ M RATHI
Tagore’s Ghare Baire (Home and the World) and Char Adhyaya (Four Chapters): Rethinking Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism and Gender
                           AISHIKA CHAKRABORTY
Dancing against the Nation? The Politics of Kinesthetic of Tagore
                           SAURAV DASHTHAKUR
The useless and the ‘wonderful’: Work, leisure and being ‘at home in modernity’ in the music of Rabindranath Tagore
3.45-4.00: TEA BREAK

Session VII: 4.00-5.10

Chairperson:   Anindita Mukhopadhyay
Speakers          PATHIK ROY
From Rabindranath to Rituparno Ghosh: Domestic Space, Gender and the Nation in Chokher Bali
                          MANAS GHOSH
Nation and Partition: Home and Exile: Tagore reinvented by Ritwik Ghatak

November 7, 2015, Saturday
Session VIII: 9.45-11.30
Chairperson:   Krishna Sen
Speakers:          BASHABI FRASER
Rabindranath Tagore and the Spirit of India: an exploration of Tagore’s ideas on nationalism
                           SHAILESH PAREKH
Nationalism in Tagore’s Poetic Oeuvre
                           INDRA NATH CHOUDHURI
Tagore as a Transnational Writer                            
Session IX: 11.30-1.15
Chairperson:   Sukanta Chaudhuri
Speakers:         RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR
Grammar Lessons and Language Games: Rabindranath Tagore and Ludwig Wittgenstein on the Epistemology of Education
                        MAKARAND PARANJAPE
Tagore's Indignation: Swadeshi Samaj and the Political Novel
                       ANDREAS L KOTANIS
Rabindranath Tagore and Social Sensitivity 

Valedictory Remarks: 1.15-1.30
by CHETAN SINGH, Director, IIAS.


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