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TALK "Henry David Thoreau: A Transcendentalist" > 16th & 17th March 2018

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Venue : Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)
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Venue : Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003

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Area : Lodhi Road Area Events

Exact Locations at the Venue : 
16th March : Seminar Rooms - 1, 2 & 3, Kamaladevi Complex, 
17th March : Conference Room - 2 & C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

Event Description : 
TALK "Henry David Thoreau: A Transcendentalist"

The year 2017 marks the bi-centenary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau (12 July 1817) whose writings especially his essay on civil disobedience changed the course of history through its powerful advocacy of passive resistance, a form of nonviolent protest later adopted in India by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, in the USA by Martin Luther King, and in South Africa by Nelson Mandela, among other national leaders.  

Thus, quite apart from Thoreau’s international reputation as a writer, India is indebted to him for his profound influence on Gandhi, resulting in the freedom movement led by him.

To commemorate the bi-centenary, India International Centre in collaboration with Bharti College, University of Delhi is organising the three day event on “ Thoreau and the Transcendentalists: Their  Philosophy and Related Concerns” from 15th to 17th March 2018. The programme will be launched on 15th March 2018 at Bharti College with a series of discussions by eminent experts. The following programmes will be presented at the Centre.

Schedule : 

16 March :

6:30 pm : Plenary Session 
Speakers: Prof. Robert Brady Cochran II, Department of English, University of Arkansas; and Dr. Subarno Chattarji, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Delhi

17th March : 

FROM 10:00 TO 13:30  CONFERENCE ROOM-II
 Henry David Thoreau: A Transcendentalist
A series of discussions with eminent experts from India and abroad. Speakers include Prof. Ruth Vanita, Professor & Director, Global Humanities & Religions, University of Montana; Dr. Rupendra Guha Majumdar, Associate Professor, Dept. of English, University of Delhi; Professor Emeritus Rupin Desai, Dept. of English, University of Delhi; and Professor Emeritus Prashant Sinha, Dept. of English, University of Pune

FROM 14:30 TO 16:15 ONWARDS IN C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM  
In a Dialogue - The Relevance of Civil Disobedience in Contemporary Times
Discussants: Professor Emeritus Anand Kumar, Dept. of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University & Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study; and Prof. Apoorvanand. Dept, of Hindi, University of Delhi

Moderator: Prof. Sanjay Kumar Pandey

AT 16:15 
Reporting the Conference

AT 17:00
Valedictory Address
By Prof. Mrinal Miri, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and eminent scholar

AT 18:30
A Night in Jail (80 min)
A theatrical performance by Chilman

Presented by the students and teachers of Bharti College

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