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December 2015

Fri
Dec 11
7:30am-9:00am

Nosheen Ali | The Education of Development: Postcolonial Pedagogies in Devastating Times

This is a time of neoliberal, patriarchal and ecological devastation under Development, a time when the very nature and purpose of knowledge is colonized, a time when higher education in South Asia in under renewed attack from state and capital. What are the possibilities and vulnerabilities of pedagogical self-determination in this moment, and what might a transformative, postcolonial development studies look like? What does it mean to be consciously grounded in the local-global, when universities in the north are expanding…

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Mon
Dec 7
1:00pm-2:30pm

Policing Knowledge: M.M. Kalburgi, Vaccana Poetry, And Writers' Revolts In India

This event is a remembrance for M.M. Kalburgi, the renowned progressive Kannada scholar and former Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University who was assassinated on August 30th, 2015. Kalburgi was deeply immersed in the study of the vaccanas - the radically anti-casteist poetry of medieval bhakti saints such as Basava and Mahadevi Akka. We are coming together to pay tribute to Professor Kalburgi, and to express solidarity with the more than thirty Indian writers who have returned their government awards recently. We'll recite the vaccanas (with English…

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Blackbox Theatre at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, 715 Broadway, 2nd floor
New York City, 10003 United States
Fri
Dec 4
10:30am-12:00pm

Kristin Plys | Indian Coffee House and Contentious Politics during the Emergency, 1975-7

Kristin Plys is a doctoral student in Sociology at Yale University. She will be on a fellowship at Gottingen University, Germany in Spring 2016. She has published a number of essays in a range of sociology journals on development in postcolonial economies, labor relations, and debates about the origins of capitalism. Her dissertation analyzes the politics of development in postcolonial India through the lens of Indian Coffee House. In 1947, in the heat of the national liberation movement, workers of…

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States

November 2015

Fri
Nov 13
10:00am-12:00pm

Karan Bali | An American in Madras

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzS17GLOPBU

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Kriser Screening Room, 25 Waverly Place
New York City, United States
Wed
Nov 11
1:00pm-3:00pm

October 2015

Fri
Oct 23
1:30pm-4:00pm
Fri
Oct 23
8:30am-10:00am

Mrinalini Sinha | The Political in Question: Abolitionism in India’s 20th Century

Histories of politics in India frequently distinguish between the domains of elite and of popular or subaltern politics. The latter is typically expressed in the idiom of the fragment and identified with the particular rather than with the universal. This talk engages with the popular politics of the anti-indenture movement in India to raise the following questions: what happens when popular politics makes a claim to the universal? What does such an “impossible” politics suggest about the nature of the…

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Oct 9
1:00pm-3:00pm

Abhay Kumar | Placebo

At one of the most prestigious medical schools in India, applicants have less than 0.1 percent chance of getting accepted. Compare that with Harvard, which has an admission rate of 7 percent. So you can safely assume, as the introductory voice-over explains, that the institute is home to some of the most brilliant thinkers in the country. After witnessing an act of severe aggression among several students, filmmaker Abhay Kumar decides to investigate the increasing number of violent incidents on the university…

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Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway
New York City, 10003
Mon
Oct 5
1:00pm-3:00pm

Shubhranshu Choudhary | Mobile Media and Adivasi Communities: Democracy from Below in Rural India?

Join journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary, recipient of the 2014 Google Digital Activism Award, as he outlines an experiment of democratization of communication from the Central tribal region of India. He will discuss the creation of a simple, low-cost, democratic media outlet that could be run by locals -the disenfranchised and marginalized people in Chhatisgarh- in their own Gondi language. The ubiquitous mobile phones became the main tool in the creation of CGNet Swara- the first cell-phone-based news and current affairs network.…

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Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Fri
Oct 2
2:00pm-4:00pm

Shonali Bose | Margarita With a Straw

Unusual only because it's so rarely seen on screen, Margarita, with a Straw is an exceptional portrait of a woman discovering what she wants, and how to get it. Laila (Kalki Koechlin) is a student and aspiring writer, crafting lyrics and electronic sounds for an indie band at her Delhi university. Her cerebral palsy doesn't much get in the way of her life, although it sometimes does for others. When Laila's band wins a local contest, the condescending host says to her, "It…

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Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway
New York City, 10003

September 2015

Mon
Sep 21
1:30pm-4:00pm

Rahul Roy | The Factory

  147 workers of India’s biggest automobile manufacturing company Maruti Suzuki are on trial for the murder of a senior manager and 2500 workers dismissed. It has been two and a half years and the case drags on. Their bail application has been rejected by the courts. On each hearing they are led to the court room by the police while families line up to catch a glimpse. The defence lawyers plan their strategy in the court canteen. Justice seems…

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Fri
Sep 18
1:30pm-3:00pm

Lalit Vachani | An Ordinary Election

An Ordinary Election tells the extra-ordinary story of the Aam Aadmi Party's debut election campaign in the constituency of RK Puram, Delhi. From the campaign war room to the streets, from the narrow lanes of urban slums to the manicured parks of upper-class neighbourhoods, the crew follows the candidate Shazia Ilmi and the ordinary men and women of the Aam Aadmi Party fighting to change the terms of Indian democracy in an election campaign where victory seems impossible.

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Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway
New York City, 10003

August 2015



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Fall 2015 Events

Welcome Back Lunch Thursday, September 10, 12:30-2:00pm Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor An Ordinary Election: Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Lalit Vachani Friday, September 18, 5:30-7:00pm Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor The Factory: Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Rahul Roy Monday, September 21, 5:30-8:00pm Hagop Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 255 Sullivan Street Margarita With a Straw: Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Shonali Bose Friday, October 2, 6:00-8:00pm Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor…

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NYU – Various, 1 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003 United States
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