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List of upcoming Events planned by the Department of Sociology for 2020


1) 8th October 2020

Myriad Mahabharatas: A Text in Retelling by Ms Manisha Saluja, Department of English Maitreyi College

Time: 10:00 am

The talk will focus on the reproduction of Mahabharata through the believed original and many retold texts.

2) 16th October 2020

Empathy and the Death Penalty

“Lorilei” - Solo performance of a true story by Ms Radhika M. Alkazi.

Followed by a Talk on:

Villainy, Empathy, and the Death Penalty: Conversations in the Context of India by Ms Maitreyi Misra, Head Project 39A, National Law University, Delhi.

The event addresses issues of crime, punishment, pain, sorrow, and forgiveness.  It explores issues such as the debate on capital punishment and lifelong incarceration, and the importance of understanding mental illness, particularly within the criminal justice system.

Time: 10:30 am

3) 20th October 2020

Women in the Mahabharata: A Playwright’s View by Mr Feisal Alkazi, Playwright, Theatre Director and founder of Ruchika Theatre Group, Delhi.

Time: 10:30am

4) 22nd October 2020

Book discussion on A Plate of White Marble by Bani Guha.

Discussant Ms Nandini Guha, Translator of the book (from Bengali).

Time: 10:30 am

5) 30th October 2020

Talk on Unlearning Fieldwork by Prof Savyasaachi, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia.

Time: 10:30 am

6) 6th November 2020

Talk on the Mahabharata by Prof. Balaganapathi, followed by student paper presentations.

Time: 10:00 am

7) Release of Newsletter: Date to be decided


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