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19th Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Memorial Lecture on BANARAS AND GANDHI by Professor Ramachandra Guha.

Professor Chandrakala Padia, Vice-Chancellor, Maharaja Ganga Singh, University, Bikaner, Rajasthan, has been nominated as new Chairperson of the Governing Body of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla, and has joined her new assignment on 05th September 2014.

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Thursday Seminars

'Kavita ka Nagar: Swatantrottar Hindi ki Nagar Kavita aur Nagar ke Sath uske Sambandh' by Shri Rajesh Joshi, National Fellow, IIAS on 19 June 2014.

'Negative Returns of Ambivalence:  Electoral Politics of the Farmers’ Movement in Maharashtra, 1980-2014' by Professor D N Dhanagare, National Fellow, IIAS on 26 June 2014.

'Development and Disproportionality: Revisiting the Choice of Technology Question' by Shri Sukumar Muralidharan, Fellow, IIAS on 03 July 2014.

'The Lesson of Sadhu Kalachand: Pedagogy and Delinquency in the Postcolony by Shri Dr. Aryak Guha, Fellow, IIAS on 14August 2014.

'Habermas and Social Work Ethics: Closing a Six Year Long Debate by Dr. Arnab Chatterjee, Fellow, IIAS on 28 August 2014.

'Social and Cultural History of Science: Affective History of the Gene by Dr. Esha Shah, Fellow, IIAS on 18 September 2014.

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Seminar Reports

Report of the Seminar on "Locating gender in the new middle class in India" held on 11-13th March, 2014 at IIAS, Shimla.

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Report of the Seminar on "‘Interrogating “Swaraj in Ideas”’ held on 21 - 22 July 2014 at IIAS, Shimla.

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Report of the Seminar on "School on the Natyashastra" held on 26 August - 7 September 2014 at IIAS, Shimla.

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Report of the Seminar on Sexuality and Society in India held on 16 September- 18 September 2014 at IIAS, Shimla.

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National Seminar on ‘Shimla: Harmonizing Colonial Inheritance, Urban Aesthetics and Modernization’: A Report on 7 October-8 October 2014 at IIAS, Shimla.

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Report of the Seminar on “Disciplines, Movement, Policies: The Changing Relationship between Science, State and Society” 24th-25th of November 2014 at IIAS, Shimla.

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Call for Papers

?Is There An Adequate Theory Of Justice?? (20-21 March 2015)

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India’s Perspectives on arms control and disarmament (18-20 May 2015)

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“The Third Eye and Overcoming Death: Insights from the Netra Tantra” by Professor Bettina Baeumer, Director, Abhinavagupta Research Library, Varanasi, on 13 May 2014.

"Duhkha: Towards a Moral Metaphysics of Misery" By Professor Arindam Chakrabarti, University of Hawaii, USA on 25 June 2014.

Stress Position: The Racialization of Muslims in the War on Terror” by Dr. Sunera Thobani, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia, Canada. on 02 July 2014.

“Assesing Poverty:Do Concepts Matter?” byProfessor Medha Deshpande, Department of Economics, SNDT Womens University, Mumbai. on 10 October 2014 .



Three Lectures by Professor T S Saraswathi, Bangalore.

  1. "Ecology of adolescence in India: Kaleidoscopic images” on 09 June 2014.
  2. "Construction of Landscapes of Knowledge: At Multi Levels with Multiple Methods" on 27 June 2014.


Is it Possible to Translate the Mahabharata by Professor Frederick M. Smith, Professor of Sanskrit and Classical Indian Religions, University of Iowa, U.S.A. on 01 July 2014.

Aspects of the Cultural Heritage of Assam from the Ancient to the Medieval Times with Special Focus on the Performing Arts by Professor Birendra Nath Datta, Guwahati. on 12 November 2014.

Changing Ruralities in Himachal Pradesh and Implications for Climate Change by Dr. Sudha Vasan Delhi. on 21 November 2014.