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The Home And The World

The Home And The World

Indian perspectives on ‘the world as it is’.
Dive in a wealth of groundbreaking ideas and images that have sprouted from the ‘Indian’ realm during six encounters with pivotal and inspiring writers, artists, filmmakers and activists.
The fascinating thinking of the individuals that will be portrayed in this lecture series is firmly rooted in India’s very specific (post)colonial blend of modernity and tradition but their unique ideas and images offer refreshing perspectives on a less inhumane, less nationalistic and less monocultural world to global audiences as well.
'The Home and the World' is the title from a book by the quintessential Bengali ‘Homo Universalis’ Rabindranath Tagore whose experimental community ‘Santiniketan’ is considered to be the cradle of independent modern culture in India. The book was later adapted into a movie 'Ghare Baire' by Satyajit Ray, an Indian filmmaker known for his humanistic approach and among the dozen or so truly great masters of world cinema.
Tagore, Ray, but also Nobel prize winning economist Amartya Sen, writer and figure-head of the anti-globalization/alter-globalization movement Arundhati Roy, writer, theatre director and cultural critic Rustom Bharucha, as well as the ‘intellectual and spiritual vagrant’ Pankaj Mishra, they all share a profound commitment to India’s emancipation as well as a freethinking spirit and a very critical attitude towards fundamentalisms of any kind.

Seminar and lectures will be moderated by Monali Meher. Monali Meher is an artist from Mumbai, working with performances, video, photography and installations. Since 2000, she is based in Amsterdam.



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