A reality to reckon with, advancement and development of science and technology (S&T) have had a defining impact and implication on the human civilization. Development and advancement of S&T is mostly engaged through the perspective of progress of human civilization in general and respective nation states in particular. While such perspectives take centre stage of the engagement, many other subtle but very important aspects of S&T’s interactions with human societies are either overlooked or inadequately engaged with.
Changing India Series
Changing India is a series of events hosted by NIAS and supported by the Pratiksha Trust. It is a joint initiative of a few faculty members and research scholars from different disciplines. The series builds on the legacy of Prof. M N Srinivas, a major sociologist of modern India and a key figure in the history of NIAS. He was deeply invested in understanding how the Indian social and political landscape developed after Independence, sometimes taking unexpected turns. Building on the social thought of Prof. Srinivas, the ‘Changing India’ series of lectures, events and workshops will host key academics, writers, public intellectuals, artists and social justice activists to reflect on some of the pertinent questions of our time.
Carol Upadhya, Savitha Suresh Babu, Sumitra Sunder, Krupa Rajangam, Priya Gupta, Shivali Tukdeo, Hemangini Gupta and Smriti Haricharan
Title: Green and blue: Caste, Dalits and Indian environmentalism
Speaker: Professor Mukul Sharma, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
Sharma, Mukul(2018) “Green and Blue”: Caste, Dalits and Indian environmentalism (Public Lecture as a part of Changing India Series delivered on 16 November 2018). [Audio] (Unpublished)
Title: Development, environment and human rights: Towards sustainability and equity
Speaker: Mr Ashish Kothari, Environmentalist, Kalpavriksh, Pune
Title: Transformative constitutionalism and the decriminalisationof the right to love
Speaker: Mr. Arvind Narrain, Human Rights Lawyer, Activist and Writer
Title: ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಅನುಭಾವಿಪಂಥಗಳು: ಜನತಾಧರ್ಮಗಳು (Mystic cults as peoples' religion)
Speaker: Prof. Rahamath Tarikere, Literary and Cultural critic, Kannada University Hampi