ETIC 3rd International Workshop Day 1 Report

Envisioning the Indian City

ENVISIONING THE INDIAN CITY: PEOPLE, PLACES, PLANS

UGC-UKIERI INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

HL ROY MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

MONDAY 17TH AUGUST 2015

The third ETIC international workshop was inaugurated by Professor Sukanta Chaudhuri, Emeritus Professor of English and well-known urban historian. Supriya Chaudhuri (ETIC project lead, Jadavpur) thanked the Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University, for hosting the two days and communicated apologies on behalf of Professor Nandini Das (ETIC project lead, University of Liverpool). 

Narayani Gupta (Formerly Professor, Department History and Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia)  opened the first panel. ‘The Denial of History’ discussed the lost traces of Delhi’s cross-cultural connect throughout its ‘planning’ historiography. Delhi was depicted as an open city, attracting cosmopolitan migration including Armenian and Afghani communities, but Gupta commented on the lack of social historical interest in this multi-layered past. As Delhi gets reported in political terms, using phrases such as Lodi Dehli…

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