There is currently a global debate around the words “nation”, “national”, “nationality” and “nationalism”. Nationality is sometimes being cast in ethno-religious terms, while critics of many dispensations are called “anti-national”. In such an atmosphere, it is more important than ever to understand these terms in their full complexity. Many scholars have recognised that nationalism and nation-states were not timeless notions but emerged in a specific historical period in a particular part of the world. This session unravels these ideas, their origins, their evolution over time, and their specific manifestations in the Indian context.
Session presented by Mariwala Charities.
The politics and economics of US foreign intervention.
A panel discussion with Michael Hudson & Vijay Prashad with Suhasini Haider as the chair.
What the election result means for the US and the world.
A panel discussion with Bhaskar Sunkara, Nathan Robinson, Seema Sirohi and Vishnu Som as the chair.
For The Motion : Mallika Sarabhai & Shashi Tharoor ; Against The Motion : R. Jagannathan & Shazia Ilmi ; Chair : Vir Sanghvi