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Panelists


Achin Chakraborty


Ananya Dutta Gupta


Aparna Sen


Anjum Katyal


Arundhati Ghosh


Aditya Vikram Sengupta


Antara Dev Sen


Avirupa Bhadhuri


Bipasha Raha


Debaroti-Chakraborty


Dikshit Sinha


Dipesh Chakrabarty


Debashis Sen


James David Jacobs


Indrajit-Bardhan


Ira Pande


JAWHAR SIRCAR


Marianne Van Den Bergh


Kenneth Ahl


Kalyan Roy


Karuna Ezara Parikh


Mrinal Pande


Nabarun Bose


Nandana Dev Sen


Prarthana Hazra


Oindrilla Dutt


Orijit Sen


Parambrata Chattopadhyay


Prathama Banerjee


Purnendu Chatterjee


Pritha Sen


Ravi Sivakumar


Ritajit Raychaudhuri


Radha Chakraborty


Raju Raman


Raka Shome


Ronny Sen


Rosalie Purvis


Sanchayan Ghosh


Sandip Roy


Somdutta Roy


Samik Bandyopadhyay


Seema Pahwa


Shashi Tharoor


Sudev Basu


Sumona Chakravarty


Sumon Mukhopadhyay


Supriyo Sen


Urvashi Butalia

 



 

PROGRAMME
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Day 1
TIME Event
4.00-4.45 Inauguration
Sadhan C Dutt Centennial Commemoration by Indrajit Bardhan, Kenneth E. Ahl, Jawhar Sircar, Debashis Sen and others.
5.00-5.45 Of the Planetary and the Global: Addressing Climate Change - Dipesh Chakrabarty, discusses his new book, The Climate of History in a Planetary Age. In conversation with Prathama Banerjee
6.00-6.45 Sadhan C Dutt Memorial Lecture - Purnendu Chatterjee on 'Building the Bengal of the Future'
7.00-7.45 Shashi Tharoor speaks on The Vision of Rabindranath Tagore Moderator: Anjum Katyal
8.00-8.45 No More a River! - A multimedia presentation with poetry, narration, visual art and music, building upon Tagore’s celebration of human relationships and compassion across divides – geographical, political, cultural and others.
Concept & Design: Rosalie Purvis, Debaroti Chakraborty
Visual Art : Marianne Van Der Begh & Prarthana Hazra
Vocalist : Somdutta Roy
Actor : Avirupa Bhadhuri
Sound design : James David Jacobs
Edit : Ritajit Raychowdhury
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Day 2
TIME
Event
11.00-12.00 Re-writing the Narrative: The Nation and Today’s Indian Woman - with Urvashi Butalia,Karuna Ezara Parikh and Raka Shome
Moderator: Sandip Roy
12.15-1.15 Ideology and the Artist: In Memory of Somnath Hore - In this centennial tribute, R. Sivakumar, Sanchayan Ghosh and Suman Mukhopadhyay talk of the place of ideology in the life and work of an artist, with special reference to Somnath Hore.
Moderator: Sumona Chakravarty
1.30-2.30 Tagore and the Natural World - Achin Chakraborty on Tagore’s ideas of sustainable development, Dikshit Sinha on Tagore and rural reconstruction Pritha Sen on Tagore and food. Moderator: Bipasha Raha
Partner: Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
2.45-3.45 Revisiting Ray the Filmmaker: Beyond Nostalgia - Contemporary filmmakers discuss the legacy of Ray in their work and Indian Cinema today. Parambrata Chattopadhyay,Aditya Vikram Sengupta, Ronny Sen, Seema Pahwa. Moderator: Arundhati Ghosh
4.00-5.00 The Beginnings of a New Cinema and Chidananda Das Gupta - Aparna Sen, Kalyan Ray and Samik Bandyopadhyay discuss the Film Society movement and Chidananda Das Gupta’s role in the spread of a new cinema in India. Moderator: Raju Raman
5.15-6.15 Remembering Nabaneeta - Antara and Nandana Dev Sen read their translations of Nabaneeta Dev Sen's work, with reminiscences of the Santiniketan connection. Moderator: Oindrilla Dutt
6.30-7.30 Our Santiniketan: Two Writers Remember - Popular Hindi novelist Shivani and Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi's memoirs of Tagore’s Santiniketan are brought alive as Sivani's well-known writer daughters, Mrinal and Ira Pande read from and discuss her memoirs,with Mahasweta Devi’s memoir in English translation presented by Radha Chakravarty. Moderator: Ananya Dutta Gupta
7.45-8.45 Street Smart: Popular Culture Today - Graphic artist Orijit Sen talks of graphic literature and his new venture, Comixense; and filmmaker Supriyo Sen and music director Nabarun Bose discuss the film Tangra Blues on Bangla street rap. Moderator: Sudev Pratim Basu