A Rare Dialogue Between Ashis Nandy and Arjun Appadurai.
This conversation between two intellectual giants will illuminate how we understand the promises and pathologies of modern nationalism in South Asia- The New School
Co-sponsored by the South Asia Forum and the Department of Sociology at The New School for Social Research.
Dr. Appadurai is a prominent contemporary social-cultural anthropologist, having formerly served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at The New School in NYC. He has held various professorial chairs and visiting appointments at some of top institutions in the United States and Europe. In addition, he has served on several scholarly and advisory bodies in the United States, Latin America, Europe and India. Dr. Appadurai is a prolific writer having authored numerous books and scholarly articles. The nature and significance of his contributions throughout his academic career have earned him the reputation as a leading figure in his field.
Ashis Nandy, a leading Indian cultural critic, has opened up worldwide debates on science, media, nationalism, popular culture, and state culture.