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Daily Archives: 2017/09/04

Talk on Post-humanism

At Sunday’s  talk at Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies, Bharat Nivas we had an honor to listen to
professor Makarand Paranjape, starting with reading of Savitri as opening remarks on the topic of ‘Sri Aurobindo and the Challenge of Post-humanism’. After his discourse into the topic a lively debate has emerge, dwelling in various directions. yet all revolving around hu-man, evolution, consciousness and super being…. humanism, and post-humanism.

Makarand R. Paranjape, Professor of English at the Centre at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, earned his Masters and Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). Among his recent book publications are: Cultural Politics in Modern India: Postcolonial Prospects, Colourful Cosmopolitanism, Global Proximities (Routledge, 2016), The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi (Penguin Random House, 2015), and Making India: Colonialism, National Culture, and the Afterlife of Indian English Authority (Springer, 2013).

Apart from books in criticism, Makarand has published six poetry collections and works of fiction (two novels and a collection of short stories). Among his latest creative writing publications are: Transit Passenger/Passageiro em Transito (Humanitas, 2016), and the novel, Body Offering (New Delhi: Rupa, 2013). His edited books include Swami Vivekananada: A Contemporary Reader (Routledge, 2015), and Healing across Boundaries: Biomedicine and Alternative Therapeutics (Routledge, 2015).

Makarand was the Inaugural DAAD Global South Visiting Fellow and Erich Auerbach Visiting Professor in World Literature, University of Tuebingen (May-July 2015 and July-December 2014), Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (January-April 2015), Inaugural ICCR Chair in Indian Studies, South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore (2010-2011), CAPES Visiting Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (August-December 2011), and Shivdasani Visiting Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, University of Oxford (October-December 2009).

Makarand is also a columnist for Swarajya, DNA, and Mail Today.


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Dreamy mix of classical pieces for sunny Sunday afternoon. Featuring .Albeniz, Francisco Tarrega, G.F.Haendel, F.Hiemenz, Debussy…and others.

CAT on Prosperity, Research

Tuesday 5th of September 4:30pm at Unity Pavilion – CAT on Prosperity with prosperity team.

Within pre events of AVAG ANNUAL WOMEN’S FESTIVAL on Tuesday 5th of September between 10am to 3pm take part in Koko and Kubadi and many other outdoor traditional games and competitions..

On Friday, September 8, at 5 pm Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies – India and the World Bharat Nivas invite us to Adma Kincel interactive presentation on Embodied Research.

Friday 8th of September 2:30 pm at SAWCHU Bharat Nivas in collaboration with Japanese Pavilion Invites you to participate in: “Let’s enjoy ORIGAMI”

In the perfect silence of the contemplation all widens to infinity, and in the perfect peace of that silence the Divine appears in the resplendent glory of His light.
The Words of The Mother, Vol.14

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