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Annual Lecture

Centre for Political Studies
School of Social Sciences, JNU

Nirman Foundation Annual Lecture

Reading Texts Research Scholars Workshop


Martha Nussbaum

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015
Committee Room, SSS Building-I

Nirman Foundation Annual Lecture


"Tagore on Modern Power: Origins of Postcolonial Thought"


Prof Sudipta Kaviraj

on 27 August 2014 at 3:00 PM
at Lecture Hall, Convention Centre, JNU

Sudipta Kaviraj is a specialist in intellectual history and Indian politics. He works on two fields of intellectual history - Indian social and political thought in the 19th and 20th centuries and modern Indian literature and cultural production. His other fields of interest and research include the historical sociology of the Indian state, and some aspects of Western social theory. He received his Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prior to joining Columbia University, he taught at the Department of Political Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has also taught Political Science at JNU, and was an Agatha Harrison Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford. He is a member of the Subaltern Studies Collective. Kaviraj's books include The Imaginary Institution of India (2010) Civil Society: History and Possibilities co-edited with Sunil Khilnani (2001), Politics in India (edited) (1999), and The Unhappy Consciousness: Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay and the Formation of Nationalist Discourse in India (1995).
The Nirman Foundation is an endowment given by the eminent political theorist, Lord Professor Bhikhu Parekh to our centre. It is committed to providing fellowships for M.A students. It is designed to support the centre in organising an annual lecture and small workshops for research scholars and faculty.



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