08/10/15

TWO DAY WORKSHOP
IIT Delhi during 9-10 October 2015 at IRD Conference Hall (7th Floor, Main Building, IITD Campus).


Multiple Publics:
Sites, Boundaries and Contestations in India

Day I: 9 October 2015 (Friday)
9.00 – 9.30 AM: Registration and Coffee
9. 30 – 9.45 AM: Welcome address
Ravinder Kaur, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

9.45- 10.00 AM: Introduction of the Conference Theme
Naveen K. Thayyil, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

10.00 – 11.30 AM: Opening Keynote Address
Aditya Nigam, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi
Ephemeral Publics: Beyond Public Sphere and Political Society

11.30 – 11.45 AM: Tea Break
11.45 – 1.15 PM: Panel I: Boundaries and Green Publics
Discussant: Pratiksha Baxi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Naveen K. Thayyil, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Constitutional Courts as Green Coffee houses: Dominant Rationalities and Boundaries in Environmental Jurisprudence at the Supreme Court of India

Swargajyoti Gohain, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Hydropolitics and the trans-national public sphere in west Arunachal Pradesh

1.15 – 2.15 PM: Lunch Break

2.15 – 3.45 PM: Panel II: Religious Sphere and Publics-Making

Discussant: Sitharamam Kakarala, Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Dr. Shireen Mirza, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi
Religion Making the Civic: New Urbanisms of Hyderabad Old City

Mr. Khaled Wasim, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur Campus
Hamam and Waan-e-Peiand for Public Discussion: In Search of Public Sphere in Armed Conflict of Kashmir
3.45 – 4.00 PM: Coffee Break
4.00 – 5.30 PM: Panel III: Media, Mediation and Democracy
Discussant: Divya Dwivedi, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Taberez Ahmed Neyazi, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
Mediated Publics and Indian Democracy

Sindhu Manjesh, American University, Washington, D.C.
Citizens as Journalists: Opportunities and Challenges of Participatory News Mediation via Mainstream Media in India Today

Day II: 10 October 2015 (Saturday)
9.30 – 11.45 AM: Panel IV: Sites of Subalternity and Science
Discussants: Milind Wakankar and Sanil V., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Sarbeswar Sahoo, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Marginality, Representation and the Rights Discourse: Civil Society and Development in South Rajasthan

Shiju Sam Varughese, Central University Gujarat, Gandhinagar
Science, State and Democracy in the Era of Biopolitics: Endosulfan Survivors as ‘Non-Publics’ in Kerala

Subhasis Sahoo, Allahabad University, Uttar Pradesh
Emergent Public Sphere: Talking Science in Contemporary India

11.45 – 12.00 PM: Coffee Break
12.00 – 1.30 PM: Closing Keynote Address
Sitharamam Kakarala, Azim Premji University, Bangalore
Publics, Counterpublics, Agonistics: Thinking about Democracy in the Era of ‘Pluricultural’ Populism

1.30 – 2.30 PM: Lunch Break
2.30 – 3.00 Closing Remarks
Sarbeswar Sahoo, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

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