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PARTITION: THE LONG SHADOW: CLOSING SEMINAR

Posted in Conferences, Partition by Pippa on October 21, 2008

The Heinrich Boll Foundation, India Habitat Centre, Max Mueller Bhavan and Zubaan are pleased to invite you to the closing seminar of their year-long series – ‘Partition: The Long Shadow’.

Dates: 1 and 2 November 2008
Casuarina, India Habitat Centre, Vardhaman Marg, New Delhi 110003
10.30 am to 4.30 pm

All are welcome

The closing seminar of the series of dialogues and conversations entitled ‘Partition: The Long Shadow’ returns to some of the themes discussed during the series and explores them further. The seminar is not intended as an academic exercise, rather its aim is to look at how partition continues to live on in our lives in the subcontinent and how to move away from it, into the future. We have planned the seminar not as a set of formal presentations but as a series of conversations and panels. On both days, we will have such conversations, and these will be followed by panels. Given below is a tentative programme.

Day 1 – 1st November 2008

10.30 am: Registration and coffee

Session 111.00 am – 12.30 pm : Dialogue on art and peace between Sallima Hashmi and Alka Pande

12.30 pm – 2.00 pm : Lunch

Session 2 2.00 pm to 3.00pm : Dialogue between Subboranjan Dasgupta and Gargi Chakravarty on Women and Partition in the East

3.00 pm – 3.15 pm : Coffee

Session 3 3.15 pm – 4.30 pm : Round table discussion on the continuing legacies of partition. Panelists include: Saima Jasam, Ahmed Salim, Neelam Hussain, Kavita Panjabi

Day 2 – 2nd November 2008

Session 4 10.30 am – 11.30 am : Dialogue between Shama Zaidi and Ranjani Majumdar on the film Garm Hawa

11.30 am – 11.45 am : Coffee

Session 5 11.45 am – 12.30 pm : Dialogue between Shohini Ghosh and Urvashi Butalia on Partition and its impact in the East

12.30 pm – 2.00 pm : Lunch

Session 6 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm : Panel discussion on Partition and Psychiatry

3.30 pm : Closing discussion

All are welcome

Closing session: Brief remarks

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