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Faisal Devji
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Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort, Mumbai - 400001. India.
E-mail: to.jnanapravaha@gmail.com, info@jp-india.org
Tel      : +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975
Landmark: We are next to Cathedral Middle School, in the lane opposite J.B.Petit School.

 

 
 

Intimacy and Interest in Indian Political Thought

18 Dec '17 6.30 - 8.30 pm
 


While we tend to take a category like interest as being somehow natural in economic as much as political terms, Indian thinkers from the early 20th century considered it a highly problematic one. For they thought that many of their countrymen either didn't possess a sense of interest, thus being able to deploy sacrifice in their public as well as private acts in a fashion unknown in Europe, or possessed it excessively in moments of caste, communal and other forms of violence. How was one to deal with this situation, and should interests be fostered or undermined in a new India? Taking Hindu-Muslim relations as its context, this lecture will look at the ways in which figures like Ambedkar, Savarkar, Jinnah, Gandhi and Iqbal entered into a conversation on this subject.

 
 
 

Faisal Devji

Dr Faisal Devji is University Reader in Modern South Asian History at the University of Oxford. He is the Director of the Asian Studies Centre. He has held faculty positions at the New School in New York, Yale University and the University of Chicago, from where he also received his PhD in Intellectual History. He is a Fellow at New York University’s Institute of Public Knowledge, and was Yves Otramane Chair at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Dr Devji is the author of four books, the latest being 'Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea' (2013). He is interested in Indian political thought as well as that of modern Islam. Devji’s broader concerns have to do with ethics and violence in a globalized world.

 
 
 

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Jnanapravaha
Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg,
Fort, Mumbai - 400001. India.
Tel: +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975.
Fax: +91-22-2207 2976.
Email: to.jnanapravaha@gmail.com,
info@jp-india.org

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