Sundarayya Centenary Celebrations

India Today: Looking Back, Looking Forward

      On the occasion of the birth centenary of P. Sundarayya, a freedom fighter, communist and above all an individual who had given utmost importance to collecting facts and understanding them for political praxis, we feel it prudent to organise a seminar in his memory to comprehensively discuss and debate issues concerning the present, past and future of our country.

Agenda

Time Session Speakers

4th May 2013
10:00-14:00

Synoptic Session One

Imperialism and the Indian Economy
Patterns of Class Formation since Independence
Communalisms: Changing Forms and Fortunes Since Independence

Amiya Kumar Bagchi
Prabhat Patnaik
Aijaz Ahmad

4thMay 2013
15.00-16.30

Industry, Finance, Planning

International Finance And Development in India under Neo-Liberalism

Capitalists and Industrialisation in India

Planning and the regime of Capital in India 

C.P.Chandrashekhar
Surajit Mazumdar
Chirashree Das Gupta

4thMay 2013
17.00-18.30

Women in Economy and Society

Economic Policies and Women's Work
State Policies and Women
The Political Economy of Violence against Women.

Jayati Ghosh
Smita Gupta
Kalyani Menon Sen

5thMay 2013
9.30-13.30

Synoptic Session Two

Agrarian Question and the Post-Independence State
Non-Alignment to Dependence: Shifting Paradigms for Foreign Policy
State, Market and the Media

Utsa Patnaik
Sukumar Muralidharan
Sashi Kumar
P. Sainath

5thMay 2013
15.00-16.30

The Agrarian Crisis

An Overview
Assets, Incomes and Employment
Credit,Technology and Public Policy in Indian Agriculture

Venkatesh Athreya
Vikas Rawal
Ramakumar

5thMay 2013
17.00-18.30

Class, Caste, Community

Struggles on Dalit Issues:Experiences
Caste in Historical Perspective
Caste and Violence on Dalit Women

B.V Raghavulu
Suvira Jaiswal
Vimal Thorat

6thMay 2013
10.00-11.30

Culture and Politics

An Overview
The Politics of Culture in the Era of Neo-liberalism
Cultural Response of Resistance

M.A.Baby
Malini Bhattacharya
M.K. Raina

6thMay 2013
12.00-13.30

Science and Technology

Knowledge and Science as Commons
Assessing Risk in Technology
Science,Education and Research:Problems and Prospects

Prabir Purkayastha
A. Gopalakrishnan
Ramakrishna Ramaswamy

6thMay 2013
17:00

Concluding Session

                                                     

Prakash Karat
Aijaz Ahmad
B.V.Raghavulu

Speakers

A. Gopalakrishnan
Aijaz Ahmad
Amiya Bagchi
B.V Raghavulu
C.P.Chandrashekhar
Chirashree Das Gupta
Jayati Ghosh
Kalyani Menon Sen
M.A.Baby
M.K. Raina
Malini Bhattacharya
P Sainath
Prabhat Patnaik
Prabir Purkayastha
Prakash Karat
Ramakrishna Ramaswamy
Ramakumar
Sashi Kumar
Smita Gupta
Sukumar Muralidharan
Surajit Mazumdar
Suvira Jaiswal
Utsa Patnaik
Venkatesh Athreya
Vikas Rawal
Vimal Thorat