Indic Chat With Makarand R. Paranjape

Indic Book Club is delighted to host a zoom chat on the evolving narrative on Mahatma Gandhi with Makarand R. Paranjape, Professor of English, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on 1st October at 7 pm. You can join the chat on….

In this Gandhi Jayanti-special Indic Chat, Professor Paranjape will engage with professor Ramesh N Rao, Associate Chair and Professor of Communication, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA; Sumedha V Ojha, author, Urnabhih; moderator for this chat, Ashish Dhar, co-founder, Pragyata; Jay Jina, a third generation non resident Indian, change management consultant and teacher; author Manoshi Sinha; author Shruti Bakshi and Pramod Kumar Buravalli, founder, MyIndMakers.

Professor Paranjape earned his Masters and Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). Among his recent book publications are Cultural Politics in Modern India: Postcolonial Prospects, Colourful Cosmopolitanism, Global Proximities (Routledge, 2016), Making India: Colonialism, National Culture, and the Afterlife of Indian English Authority (Springer, 2013), Altered Destinations: Self, Society, and Nation in India (Anthem Books, 2009), Another Canon: Indian Texts and Traditions in English (Anthem Books, 2009), and Sacred Australia: post-secular considerations (Melbourne: Clouds of Magellan, 2009) and The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi (Routledge, 2014).

What was Gandhi’s contribution to India‚Äôs freedom struggle? How would India have been different without his active involvement in the freedom struggle? Was he a good father? What about his attitude towards India, a dharmic country, and women? Professor Paranjape will discuss these and various other aspects on Gandhi, his ideas and role.

Apart from books in criticism, Professor Paranjape has published poetry collections and works of fiction (two novels and a collection of short stories). He has been a recipient of many prestigious fellowships and awards.

Join the Indic Chat to remember Bapu with Professor Paranjape.