The inaugural Sujatha Devi Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Mihir Shah on the topic “Rhythm of Life : A Framework for Development and Politics in the 21st Century“.
Venue: Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam.
Date and Time : July 21, 2019. 11am.
About the lecture : The water crisis faced by 21st century Kerala – of recurrent droughts and floods – compels a deeper meditation on the exhaustion of the current paradigms of both development and politics, not only in Kerala but across the globe.
Can we continue with frameworks that ignore the constitutive building blocks of the very design of life? Have we failed to understand the finitude, inter-connectedness and diversity, which characterise both nature and society?
We also need to reflect on what is required to make possible this fundamental transformation, without which we cannot evolve new forms of development and politics. It is my hope that Kerala can be a pioneer in this direction, as it has been in so many others, throughout the 20th century.