Maoism roundtable and film screening
Fri, November 20, 2009 • 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM • Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118
Raju Das (York University, Toronto), Kaushik Ghosh (UT Anthropology), Heather Hindman (UT Asian Studies), Raja Swamy (UT Anthropology)
SAI is hosting a roundtable from 330-5PM, followed by a pizza break, which will be followed by a screening of recent independent films from (and on) India’s northeast (530-730PM).
There has been a great deal of political (and media) attention paid to what Arundathi Roy has recently called “the most popular and oft-repeated thing” Manmohan Singh has ever said, namely, that the Maoist problem is the “single largest internal security threat” faced by India
In order to discuss this statement, and the many other political, economic, and conceptual issues thrown up by both the Maoist “victory” in Nepal’s 2008 elections, and, the varieties of indigenous protest against what some see as a strategy of “primitive accumulation” by the Indian state and capital, the SAI proposes to hold a public discussion of these important contemporary developments.
Roundtable participants: Raju Das, Geography dept., York University, Toronto; Kaushik Ghosh, UT; Heather Hindman, UT; and Raja Swamy, UT graduate student in anthropology.
At 5, we will break for pizza, and then begin the film screening session.