Is Dialogue of Cultures Always Desirable?
Today, Ashis Nandy, renowned public intellectual and social theorist, will deliver the annual lecture for the Interdisciplinary Research Group of the CRCC at 5 p.m., with a book signing to follow at 6:30 p.m. A reception will kickoff the evening at 4:30 p.m.
The event will be held at USC's University Club (FAC) Banquet Room.
Nandy has been described as “India’s most formidable and controversial intellectual, its most arresting thinker, and a cultural and political critic without perhaps any equal in South Asia.”
A trained sociologist and clinical psychologist, he has a body of work covering a variety of topics, including public conscience, mass violence, and dialogues of civilizations. Nandy’s published works include The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism, The Savage Freud, The Philosophy of Coca Cola, The Tao of Cricket: On Games of Destiny and the Destiny of Games, and, most recently, Time Warps: Silent and Evasive Pasts in Indian Politics and Religion.