[lg policy] calls: Role of Language & Culture in the Makings of a Nation

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 24 15:42:16 UTC 2011

Role of Language & Culture in the Makings of a Nation

Role of Language & Culture in the Makings of a Nation

Date: 27-Jan-2011 - 29-Jan-2011
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Contact: Avinash Pandey
Contact Email: arpandey73gmail.com; avinashlinguistics.mu.ac.in
Meeting URL: http://www.mu.ac.in

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

This three-day interdisciplinary seminar is being organized by the
Department of Linguistics, University of Mumbai and Academy of Political &
Social Studies, Pune in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee year of the
formation of the State of Maharashtra.The seminar is a step towards a
greater understanding of the complex relationship between language &
culture with modernity, nationalism, democracy & development. These
issues will be discussed at this seminar, amongst others, under various sub-
themes such as language and social justice, language planning and social
change, language movements, issues of linguistic and cultural development,
language-culture and media, language-culture and development, etc. They
can be of theoretical or analytical nature, or issues dealt with at the level of
all-India perspective, or issues emerging from the experiences of various
states, or a particular field of social life, or the inter-linkages.

For the detailed schedule of the seminar, please visit the website:

The speakers at the seminar are:

K.N. Panikkar
Aijaz Ahmad
Madhava Prasad
Gopal Guru
Satish Poduval
K. Satyanarayana
Shobha Satyanath
Kamala Ganesh
Veena Naregal
K.N. Ganesh
Shahid Amin
G.P. Deshpande
Javeed Alam
Harishchandra Thorat
Pushpa Bhave
Sandeep Pendse
Avnish Patil
Avinash Pandey
Ramu Ramanathan
Virginius Xaxa
Imtiaz Hasnain
Ajit Mohanty
L. Khubchandani
Shoba Ghosh
Kanchana Mahadevan
Uma Chakravarti
Probal Dasgupta

A photo exhibition titled 'Asahi Maharashtra' by Sandesh Bhandare is also
organised during the seminar.


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