Mangaluru: SAC to organize public lecture on 'Bhakti and the Culture of Indian Modernity'

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Mangaluru, Mar 11: The faculty of Arts at St Aloysius College (Autonomous) has been conducting various programmes on issues of social concerns regularly. Besides it also conducts public lectures in order inculcate a culture of interactions on political social and cultural concerns.

Public lectures are an attempt to promote education open for all with an attempt to strengthen critical consciousness. It also promotes the possibilities of grooming a vibrant civil society.

In association with UGC- STRIDE scheme arts faculty is organising a public lecture 'Bhakti and  the Culture of Indian Modernity'.

Dr Rinku Lamba, associate professor, centre for the study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, National Law school of Indian University Bengaluru will be the guest speaker for the event and professor Valerian Rodrigues, former professor at the centre for Political Studies, JNU- New Delhi will be the moderator of the event. Dr Praveen Martis SJ principal of the college will be presiding over the event.

Dr Alwyn Dsa, co-ordinator of UGC STRIDE and Dr Charles V Furtado, director of Arts Faculty will also preside over the event. Dr Rose Veera D’Souza, dean of faculty of Arts will be the coordinator and Dr Priya Shetty hod of Economics UG & PG Department will be the convenor of the programme. Vidhula, III BA will be the student coordinator.

The lecture will investigate how the legacy of ideas and practices attributed to the tradition of Bhakti have shaped the vision of moral order that underpins Indian modernity. A puzzle can arise in the context of such exercise. It pertains to how the vocabularies associated with Bhakti have historically lent credence not only to emancipatory visions but also to ones that are ridden with hierarchies. Keeping this puzzle in mind the lecture will offer arguments for considering plausible links between Bhakti on the one hand and the cultures of secularity and democracy in modern India on the other.

The public lecture will be held on March 13 at 3.00 pm in the LCRI Hall of St Aloysius College by the arts faculty in collaboration with the UGC-STRIDE Scheme. The event is dedicated to the memory of late Dr Norbert Lobo, a former director of the arts faculty.



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