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Panelists


Ananya Dutta Gupta


Anindita Ghose


Anjum Katyal


Anshuman Das


Antara Dev Sen


Aparajita Sengupta


Asha Singh


Asma Said Khan


Auroni Mookerjee


Abhinanda Bairagi


Barun Chanda


Biswajit Ray


Birendra Kumar Roy


Chitrita Banerji


Chandrahas Choudhury


Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak


Ipsita Bajari


Julia Roberts


Jayasree Singh


Kavita Panjabi


Krishnan Srinivasan


Madhurima Vidyarthi


Monotosh Das


Malini Mukherjee


Martin Kämpchen


Nayana Gangooly


Nikita Dhawan


Oindrilla Dutt


Parantap Chakraborty


Paro Anand


R. Siva Kumar


Ranjan K. Mitter


Romila Thapar


Shambhobi Ghosh


Sudev Pratim Basu


Swati Ganguly


Tarit Roy Chowdhury


Tridip Suhrud


Urvashi Butalia

 



 

PROGRAMME
Saturday, Mar 12, 2022
Day 1
TIME
Event
3.00-4.00 Inauguration by German Consul General Manfred Auster. Release of Remembering Sadhan C Dutt: A Centennial Tribute
4.10-5.00 Visions of Community: Tagore, Gandhi, Auroville. - Martin Kämpchen, Tridip Suhrud, Ranjan Mitter
Moderator: Kavita Panjabi
5.10-6.00 Against the Odds: Women and Independent India - Kavita Panjabi, Urvashi Butalia, Asha Singh.
Moderator: Anjum Katyal
6.10-7.00 Inside, Outside: Writers and the Pandemic Ananya Dutta Gupta, Anindita Ghose, Shambhobi Ghosh, Tarit Roy Chowdhury. Moderator: Parantap Chakraborty. Co-presented with Birutjatio Sahitya Sammiloni.
7.15 onwards Cultural Performance
Sunday, Mar 13, 2022
Day 2
TIME
Event
10.00-10.35 Enduring Democracy: - Historian Romila Thapar on the institutions of democracy and the making of identity.
10.45-11.30 The Good Fight: - Prof Nikita Dhawan speaks on the ‘Role of violence and non-violence in the struggle for independence’. With Prof Swati Ganguly. Co-presented with Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe Institute
11.40-1.10 Flavours of Change: Bangla Ranna — Local to Glocal. - Chef Asma Said Khan (Darjeeling Express London), food writers Chitrita Banerji, Chandrahas Choudhury. Moderator: Chef Auroni Mookerjee. Followed by an adda with Nayana Gangooly, chef Maku Soren and chef Auroni Mookerjee. Moderator: Oindrilla Dutt
1.30-2.10 Independence Then and Now: - Prof Gayatri C Spivak in conversation with Antara Dev Sen.
2.20-3.50 It’s Only Natural:- All things Local, Sustainable, Green. Julia Roberts of Ginger and Spice Festival UK, Aparajita Sengupta and Debal Mazumder of Smell of the Earth, Santiniketan. Co-presented with Ginger & Spice Festival, UK. Followed by a discussion with organic farmers Birendra K Roy (Samaydaha Krishi Agar), Jayasree Singh (Jetvan Peace Farm), Ipsita Bajari (Khamar Bari), Monotosh Das from Ghosaldanga Adivasi Seva Sangha and Abhinanda Bairagi from Dularia. Moderator: Anshuman Das. Part of Natun Chinta Bhabna. Co-presented with Sienna Café.
4.10-4.50 4th Sadhan C. Dutta Memorial Lecture. Beyond Borders: International Relations - 100 Years of a New Discipline . By Ambassador Krishnan Srinivasan, retd diplomat and author..
5.00-6.15 Future Perfect: Writing for the Citizens of Tomorrow - Writers Paro Anand, Madhurima Vidyarthi, and Malini Mukherjee, along with art historian R. Sivakumar, on animating children’s books by artists K. G. Subramanyan and A. Ramachandran. Moderator: Oindrilla Dutt.
6.25-7.15 Clued In: Crime Fiction and Bengal - Crime writers Barun Chanda and Krishnan Srinivasan, columnist Biswajit Ray. Moderator: Prof Sudev Pratim Basu.
7.15 Onwards Cultural Performance

This year Natun Chinta Bhabna also showcases young artists of Santiniketan in collaboration with Santiniketan Society of Visual Art and Design (SSVAD).
The programme is subject to change.