Academic Year 2019-2020  

  • Title :- Human Interaction and Identity: An Indian Perspective on Ecology of Place
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: dr. kamala srinivas
    Organizer :- Department of Philosophy, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya
    Venue :- North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya
    Date: 10/03/2020

    Invited to deliver Papiya Ghosh Memorial Lecture during the 94th Indian Philosophical Congress from 9th -11th March, 2020


  • Title :- 'Gandhi and Forgiveness
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: dr. uma shankar
    Organizer :- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata, & Dept of Philosophy SIES
    Venue :- SIES Mini Auditorium
    Date: 27/02/2020

    Two Day National Seminar on 'Gandhi's Writings on Indian Culture' Commemorating 150 yaers of Mahatma Gandhi's Birth anniversary


  • Title :- 'Reconciliation of Advaita and Bhakti in Madhushana’s Bhagawat Bhakti Rasayana'
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: dr. uma shankar
    Organizer :- Bhartiya Vidya Bhava, Pudukode, Kerala
    Venue :- Bhartiya Vidya Bhava, Pudukode, Kerala
    Date: 25/02/2020

    National seminar on 'Vedas, Vedangas and Darshanas' . Most papers were presented in Sanskrit. Scholars across the country participated.


  • Title :- Fragmented Identities and Hegemonic Projects: Assessing Subaltern Politics in Contemporary India
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: mr. ajinkya gaikwad
    Organizer :- Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) sponsored National Conference on Subaltern Movements in India: Issues & Challenges organized by Department of History, Ramnarain Ruia College (Autonomous), Mumbai
    Venue :- Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, Mumbai
    Date: 11/01/2020

    ABSTRACT The term “subalternity” refers to a condition of subordination facilitated by structures of economic, social, racial, linguistic or cultural dominance (Beverley, 1999). This paper will broadly explore the discourse on caste and specifically deal with lower caste mobilizations in India. When viewed with an instrumentalist perspective, caste consciousness and subalternity can be positive resources and can act as an agency in a democratic polity where rights and entitlements can be constantly demanded against the state. Through various social movements and mobilizations, the subalterns have 'spoken' and they were also 'heard'. However, in the political sphere, the subaltern faces several limitations and challenges. There are attempts where the majoritarian politics is challenged by assertion of alternative and autonomous lower-caste identities. But such assertions do not necessarily attain political success due to internal schisms. This is when the idea of different degrees or levels of subalternity comes into play. Moreover, the heterogeneity and stratifications, often of a hierarchical nature, among subalterns has given rise to or strengthened historically held symbols which become rallying points for the formation of political identities. The political projects undertaken to link the histories and heroism of lower caste groups to majoritarian narratives is a case in point. These fragmented identities may discourage, limit or even dismantle contestations and mobilizations against the dominant narratives. This happens in a political space where hegemonic discourses are built to subsume the 'subaltern' given to the divisions.


  • Title :- Issues on diversity: religious and philosophical perspectives
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: dr. uma shankar
    Organizer :- B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, MHOW,
    Venue :- B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, MHOW,
    Date: 12/10/2019

    Seminar on Uniform Civil code. Covering sovcial, political and philosophical perspective of Dr Ambedkar


  • Title :- Issues on diversity: religious and philosophical perspectives
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: dr. uma shankar
    Organizer :- B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, MHOW,
    Venue :- B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, MHOW,
    Date: 12/10/2019

    Seminar on Uniform Civil code. Covering sovcial, political and philosophical perspective of Dr Ambedkar


  • Title :- Eco-Fiction As Fiction With a Conscience
    Paper:- presented
    Level :- national

    By: dr. lakshmi muthukumar
    Organizer :- Department of English, St. Andrew's College of Arts, Science and Commerce
    Venue :- Bandra West, Mumbai
    Date: 13/09/2019

    Presented a paper titled “Eco-Fiction as Fiction with a Conscience” at a One Day National Seminar entitled “Eco Pasts and UN/sustainable Futures: The Literatures of Climate Change” organized by the St. Andrews College, Bandra.