Role of Ancient Indian Societies and Systems in Contemporary Polity

and Traditional Knowledge Systems in Contemporary Approaches

A lecture and discussion by two Indian Academics, Dr. Sanjeeev Kumar Sharma and Dr. Neeraj A. Gupta on 8th April, 2014

Film: Blue Jasmine

28 March 2014
Poignant, romantic and mesmerising, writer/director Woody Allen’s latest masterpiece centres around Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), a former New York socialite teetering on an emotional tightrope, balancing between her troubled east coast past and a fresh start in San Francisco ...

Don’t think of me as a woman: An election story from the margins

6 March 2014
A film by Chulani Kodikara and Jayachithra Velayudan Approx 20 minutes, January 2014 This film documents the electoral struggle of Aynoon Beebi, a 39-year old Muslim woman from Kinniya, in Trincomalee ...

From Violent Conflict to Peaceful Coexistence: A Dialogue on Justice, Memory and Social Reconstruction

27th, 28th February & 1st March 2014
International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka
Scholars have long attempted to understand, theorize and interrogate the ways in which societies emerging from violent conflict – whether from armed hostilities or prolonged periods of unrest – come to terms with their past. ...

Recital of People’s Poetry Of the Nation’s Past

06 February 2014
This selection of poetry ranges from Sinhala ritual texts to village “folk” songs and poems on
love, separation and anger, Eros and Thanatos, and other bits and pieces of memorabilia
with brief background comments in English. These selections are for those interested in a
lost or fast disappearing past. ...
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