By Jagpreet Sandhu ,Chandigarh , January 11 : The ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre (NWRC), Chandigarh in collaboration with Department of Political Science, Panjab University is organizing a Special Lecture on “The Wall as an Apparatus”. The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Ranabir Samaddar, Director, Calcutta Research Group on Thursday, January 12 in the ICSSR Seminar Hall, P.U. Campus.
Prof. Dr. Ranabir Samaddar, is a founder of the CRG and its journal. He was earlier a Professor of South Asia Studies and then was the founder- Director of the Peace Studies Programme at the South Asia Forum for Human Rights, Kathmandu. He is very well Known for his critical studies on contemporary issues of justice, human rights and popular democracy in the context of post-colonial nationalism, trans-border migration, community history, and technological restructuring in South Asia.
He has served on various commissions and study groups on issues such as partitions, critical dictionary on globalization, patterns of forced displacement, protection in India, rights of the minorities technological modernization, and occupational health and safety. He has also recently completed a three-volume study of Indian nationalism, the final one titled as, A Biography of the Indian Nation, 1947-1997 (2001).
He is presently the editor-in-chief of the South Asian Peace Studies Series. His current work is on theory and practices of dialogue, a question critical to the politics of justice and reconciliation, as told by the Director, ICSSR (NWRC), PU.