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Workshop on ‘Writing India's North East: The poetics and politics of representation’

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library organized this workshop on 30th September, 2013 in association with Dr. Rakhee Kalita Moral, Fellow, NMML.

Program Schedule: Monday, 30th September, 2013

9.00 a.m.– 9.10 a.m. Welcome address:
Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan, Director, NMML, New Delhi
9.10 a.m. - 9.20 a.m. Introduction to the Workshop
by Dr. Rakhee Kalita Moral, NMML, New Delhi
9.20 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Session I:
Chair: Prof. Udaya Kumar NMML, New Delhi
Speakers: Prof. Desmond Kharmawphlang, Northeastern Hill University, Shillong.
‘Between Lips: A poetry of telling identities’
  Ms. Parismita Singh, Graphic Novelist, New Delhi
‘Neither Exotica nor Troubled: How does one write the Northeast?’
Discussant: Dr. Sanjoy Barbora, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati
11.15 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Session II
Chair: Prof. Partha S. Ghosh, NMML, New Delhi.
Speakers: Dr. Bhagat Oinam, North East India Studies Programme,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
‘Understanding Northeast India: Some epistemological issues’
  Dr. Rakhee Kalita Moral, NMML, New Delhi
‘Narratives of Resistance, Narratives of Reconciliation: Discoursing conflict in India’s Northeast’
Discussant: Dr. David Zou, University of Delhi, Delhi.
2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. Session III
Chair: Prof. Tiplut Nongbri, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Speakers: Ms. Vasundhara Sirnate, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy,
Chennai.
‘Independent Student Political Organizations in Northeast India’
  Dr. Sanjoy Barbora, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati
‘Unearthing a Terrible Beauty: Violence and the politics of choices in Assam’
Discussant: Dr. Manjeet Baruah, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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