In-house discussions

• Presentation: Aktar Ali, 'Devt of Maulana Azad's Educational Vision'. 17-10-2014. Click to See Video

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Dr. Amrita Dey, Date: 01.11.2013, Topic: India and Myanmar Relations: Prospects and Impediments in our Bilateral Engagement (post 2010) ...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Mainak Sen, Date: 25.10.2013, Topic: Industrial Development and Investments in Sikkim: Facts and Figures ...... Click here for report

• Institute's conference on Geographies of Globalization in Eurasia and round table on Áre regional initiatives meaningful in the Eurasian context?' to be held on September 30-October 1, 2013 in the Azad Bhavan, Salt Lake.Click for more details

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Azhar Khan Chickmagalour Akbar, Date: 18.06.2013, Topic: Indo-Bangladeshi Common Rivers: Challenges and Prospects for Cooperation...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Dr. Arpita Basu, Date: 03.05.2013, Topic: Towards Cultural Mapping of North East India in Respect of Art and Crafts...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Srimanti Sarkar, Date: 03.01.2013, Topic: Rethinking the Concept of Democracy in Bangladesh...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Dr. Nandini Bhattacharya Panda, Date: 02.11.2012, Topic: A Marginal Culture: The Mangar Community In The Eastern And Northeastern Himalayas...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Ms. Sayantani Sen Mazumdar, Date: 19.10.2012, Topic: Relevance of the North-East Region in Indo-Asean Evolving Dynamics ...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Dr. Suchandana Chatterjee, Date: 05.10.2012, Topic: CHANGING PERCEPTIONS OF THE HOMELAND IN POST-SOVIET KAZAKHSTAN...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Dr. Dilorom Karomat, Date: 14.09.2012, Topic: India In Creative Works Of Central Asian Composers...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Dr. Anita Sengupta, Date: 28.09.2012, Topic: Image and Influence: The politics of nation branding in Uzbekistan...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Dr. Arpita Basu Roy, Date: 25.09.2012, Topic: REFLECTIONS AND CONSTRUCTS: The intervention in Afghanistan (2001) and Prospective Scenarios for international withdrawal (2014)...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Ch. Rupachandra, Date: 24.08.2012, Topic: Democracy in Jeopardy: Problems & Prospects in India’s north east with special reference to Manipur...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Sk Akhtar Ali, Date: 8.08.2012, Topic: Re-thinking conceptual understanding of learning society with special reference to Maulana Azad’s values education...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Dr. Monika Mandal, Date: 20.07.2012, Topic: Internal Displacement in Contemporary Nepal: Causes, Protection and Dilemmas...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Priya Singh, Date: 29.06.2012, Topic: Israel In Transition: Impressions and Inferences...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Antara Mitra, Date: 22.06.2012, Topic: From Geopolitics of Frozen Conflicts to Geo-Narcotics of ‘Poppy-Dollar’ Crime: Grey Zones, Shadow Economies and Narco-Trafficking in Post-Soviet Eurasian Security Complex...... Click here for report

Internal Fellow's Presentation- Suvro Parui, Date: 15.06.2012, Topic: Gagged Voices: Banned Writers of the Mao Regime...... Click here for report

• Dr. Swarupa Gupta, Fellow, MAKAIAS, spoke on her experiences, and gave a presentation comprising remarks related to an International Conference held at the University of Oxford, in which she had participated. She spoke on 'Scholarly Networks in the British Empire after 1850'

• All Day Seminar on Nationhood and Identity Movements in Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Times Organized by: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS) Date: Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 Time: 9:30 AM onwards Venue: Azad Bhavan, IB 166 Salt Lake, Sector III, Calcutta - 700106.

. Dr. Swapna Bhattacharya (Chakraborti) delivered a talk on 'Sharing the Experience of My Recent (October 2008) Field trip to Myanmar" on December 31, 2009 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Major Shamsul Arefin of Bangladesh delivered a talk on the Current Political Scenario in Bangladesh at the Seminar Hall, Maulana Azad Meuseum on July 18, 2009.

• Dr. Bodhisattva Kar, Fellow in History Centre for studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC) delivered a talk on ‘Can the Postcolonial begin?: Deprovincializing Assam”, at the Seminar Hall of the Institute on April 22, 2009.

• Sri. Rgngan Dutta, IAS (Retd.) delivered a talk on “A Case for Establishment of a Campus of the proposed National Defence University at Kolkata and a possible Role of MAKAIAS as the base or nodal Institution to facilitate its development at the Seminar Hall of the Institute on April 2, 2009.

• Sri. Amitendu Palit of the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, delivered a talk on “India and China : Analyzing Differences in Approaches to Economic Reforms” on March 23, 2009 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Rjzwan Quaiser, Rsatez (Department of history & Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, delivered a talk on ‘The Qual-i-Faisal An Anti- colonial Testament of Maulana.Azad” on March 13, 2009 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.• Dr. Judith Beyer from the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, delivered a talk on ‘Social Ordering through Salt n Contemporary Talas, Kyrgyzstan” on February 9, 2009 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Judith Beyer from the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle,, delivered a talk on “Tourism and Nation Building in Burma” on February 9, 2009 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Professor Dominic Lieven, Russian Specialist at the Department of Government of the London School of Economics held a discussion on ‘Trends in British Research on Russia and the former Soviet Union” with the Fellows of MAKAIAS at the Seminar Hall of the Institute on January 24, 2009.

• Dr. Debojyoti Das, from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London, delivered a talk on “Land Within Frontier: Inner Line, Identity Politics and the Colonial Construction of Inner Frontier in Naga Hills” on January 23, 2009 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute

• Sri. Shamsul Arefin, Director, Bangladesh Research Foundation, Dhaka, delivered a lecture on Bangladesh Elections 2008: A Landside Victory for Democracy on January 16, 2009 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Raziuddin Aquil, Fellow in History Centre for studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC) Kolkata delivered a talk on “Language, Religion and Politics in Medieval and Early Modern India: Contestations and Legacies” on January 9, 2009 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• The Gouranga Dasvarma, Flinders University, Australia, delivered a talk on ‘Population of the World’s Largest Archipelago- Indonesia” on January 2, 2009 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Binoda Kumar Mishra, Fellow MAKAIAS, delivered a talk on ‘Observations on the 4th K2K (International Conference” on December 18, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Professor Muntassir Mamoon, Department of History, Dhaka University, Bangladesh, delivered a talk on ‘Two Years of Caretakar Government and the ‘Forthcoming Elections in Bangladesh” on December 4, 2008 in the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Sumit Roy, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, School of International Relations and strategic Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata delivered a talk on “Globalization and the Current Economic Crisis” on November 2l, 2008 in the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Najam Abbas, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, delivered a talk on “Tajikistan’s Civil Society Discourses: A Discussion on Dimensions and ‘Dynamics” on November 7, 2008, at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Rakhee Bhattacharya, Fellow, MAKAIAS, delivered a talk on ‘Kangaroo Economy: Working Experience in Australia” on October 31, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Anita Sengupta and Ms. Priya Singh, Fellows, MAKAIAS participated in the Seminar on “India and the Major Powers in Central and West Asia” organized by the Academy of the Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, during October 21- 23, 2008.

• Dr. Joel Ruet, CNRS Researcher at LATTS ENPC- Paris Tech,delivered a lecture on “Autonomization of the Indian Industry and New Modes of Development” on October 20, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Sri. Krishnan Srinivasan, Fellow, MAKAIAS, delivered talk on “The Academic as a VIP” on September 30, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Professor Rila Mukherjee, School of Social Sciences, Hyderabad Central University, delivered a Lecture on ‘Between ‘Bengal and Yunnan: The Dynamics of the Region in Historical Perspective on August 12, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Snigdha Chakraborty, Programme Manager of South-East Asia Region, Catholic Relief Services, spoke on “Working Experiences in Central Asia” on July 17, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Ms. Arpita Basu Roy, fellow, MAKAIAS, delivered a talk on “Evolving Indo- Afghan Relations: Report on a Trip to Kabul as a Government of India Delegate” on July 10, 2008 at the Seminar hall of the Institute.

• Brig. S. Bhattacharya, former Defence Attache’, Embassy of India Astana Kazakhstan, delivered a talk on ‘Security in Central Asia” on June 26, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Ms. Sanjana Joshi, Project Fellow, MAKAIAS, delivered a talk on “East Asian Power Quadrangle: The Evolving Relations between United States, China Japan and India” at the Seminar hall of the Institute on June 25, 2008.

• Sri. Arun Ghosh, formerly Librarian, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC) spoke on the theme “Area Studies and Discussions about its Sources” in the Institute’s Seminar Hall on June 18, 2008

• Sri. Soumya Kanti Mitra, Fellow, MAKAIAS, delivered a talk on “Religion and Ethnic Links in North East”, in the Seminar hall of the Institute on June 2, 2008.

• Professor Amiya Chaudhuri, Fellow, MAKAIAS delivered a Lecture on “Nepal a Constitutional Experiment in the offing” on May28, 2008 at the Seminar hall of the Institute.

• Professor Jayanta Kumar Roy, Chairman Executive Council, MAKAIAS and Professor H.S. Vasudevan, Director, MAKAIAS participated and presented papers in a Brainstorming Session for Observer Research Foundation’s India- China Centre, in Kolkata held on May 17, 2008 at Tolly Club.

• Dr. Nalin Bharti, Lecturer in Economics, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad delivered a Lecture on “Economic Situation in Bangladesh and Implications for lndia” on May 19, 2008 at the Seminar hall of the Institute.

• Ms. Shirley Pollock, Educational Consultant Danish Pedagogic University delivered a Lecture on ‘Master of Arts and Doctoral Programme in Life Long Learning” on April 24, 2008 at the Seminar hall of the Institute.

• A quarterly Hindi meeting on Rajbhasha” as an official language was held at the Seminar hall of the Institute on March 31, 2008

• Professor Apurba Baruah, North East Hall University (NEHU) delivered a talk on “Liberal Democracy and Tribal Traditions in North East India” on March 20, 2008 at the Seminar hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Swarupa Gupta, Fellow, MAKAIAS attended a National Conference held under U.G.C DRS Programme at Burdwan University, Department of history on March 11-12, 2008 and presented a paper entitled “Interrogating Dharma and Social Collectivity: Perspectives on Cultural Unity in Bengal”

• Professor Shih-Chih-Yu, a research scholar from Taiwan Delivered a Lecture on ‘Cross- Strait Relations in Taiwan Perspective” in the Seminar Hall of the Institute on March 4, 2008.

• Sri. kadayan Subramanium, 1PS (Retd.) delivered a lecture on “Political Violence in India” on March 3, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Professor Stephene A. Dudoignon and Dr. Raziuddin Aquil jointly delivered lectures on “Islamic Religious Personnel in Tajikstan” and “Reason and Faith in Islam” respectively on February 18, 2008 at the Seminar hall of the Institute,

• Professor E. Yurlova, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian, Academy of Sciences, delivered a Lecture on “Current Position of Women in Russia” in the Institute’s Seminar hall on February 12,
2008.

• Professor Felix Yurlov, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences delivered a lecture on Russian Foreign Policy and South Asia” in the Institutes Seminar Hall on February 12, 2008.

• Professor B. B. Bhattacharya, Vice- Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi delivered a Lecture on “Education and Economic Development in India” on February 7, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Ms. Priya Singh, Fellow, MAKAIAS delivered a talk on “Sharing Experiences of trip to Israel” on January 31, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Amit Dasgupta, Research Fellow, Institute of Contemporary History, Berlin, delivered a Lecture on “The Role of the two Germanies and the EEC in the ‘Bangladesh Crisis 1971 -1972” on January 24, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Professor P. M. Kamath, Professor of Politics (Retd.), University of Bombay & U.G.C ‘Professor Emeritus delivered a lecture on “Iudo - US Nuclear Deal” on January 23, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Keka Dutta Ray, Prafulla Chandra College, Kolkata delivered a lecture on “Visuals of the Indian Mutiny” on January 14, 2008 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Ms. Arpita Basu Roy and Ms. Priya Singh, Fellows, MAKAIAS, jointly delivered a lecture on “Key Issues in Contemporary Afghanistan: Findings from A Study Trip to Kabul” on December 26, 2007 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Jawahar Singh, Fellow, MAKAIAS delivered a lecture on “Gurudatta ki Samajik Upanyason Mein Sanskriti Tatva” on December 24, 2007 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Ms. Sharmistha Goopta, Ph. D. student at the University of Chicago and Visiting Faculty, University of Toronto, delivered a lecture on “Changing Contexts New Text: Analyzing 1980s Bengali Cinema” on December 17, 2007 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Professor Tat’ yana Zagorodnikova of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, delivered a talk on “Indo-Russian Relations Project of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow- Results and Prospects” on December14, 2007 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Professor Soeren Ehiers, University of Aarmms, Copenhagen, ‘Denmark and Dr. Edward Vickers, University of London visited the Institute to discuss presentation concerning “Life Long Learning and Possible Cooperation in Future” on November 29, 2007.

• The Maulana Azad Memorial Lecture, 2007 was delivered by Dr. Karan Singh, Chairman, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi on November 11, 2007 at the Seminar Hall of the Institute on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of Maulana Azad.

• Dr. Samuel Berthet of CSH, Delhi, delivered a talk on ‘France-India: Themes and ‘Perspectives” in the Seminar Hall of the Institute on November 8, 2007.

• Sri. Krishnan Srinivasan, former ‘Foreign Secretary, GOI ‘Fellow of MAKAIAS delivered a lecture on ‘‘Perceptions of India’s ‘Foreign Policy” on November 5, 2007, at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Ms. Guo Saiyun of Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences visited the Institute to interact with the Fellows on November 2, 2007 and held discussion on “India’s Look East Policy”at the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Mr. See Ping, Hon’ble Consul General of Myanmar visited the institute on October 17, 2007 and Interacted with the Fellows of the Institute at the Seminar Hall of MAKAIAS.

• Dr. Amiya K. Chaudhuri, Fellow, MAKAIAS delivered a talk on the “Coalition Politics in India: A Case Study of West Bengal on September 20, 2007 in the Seminar Hall of the Institute.

• Prof. Jurgen Brauer, Augusta State University, USA delivered a lecture on “Global Market of Small arms— Supply Chain Model” on August 2007 in the Conference Hall of the Institute.

• Prof. Sukalyan Chattopadhyay, Head, High Energy Physics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata delivered a lecture on the topic “In the Wonderland of Alice” on 2 August 2007 in the Conference Hall of the Institute.

• Dr. Robert Kaplan, Global Correspondent, Atlantic Monthly, visited the Institute on 20 June 2007 and delivered a lecture on the topic “Strategic Issues”.

• Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Ex-Foreign Minister of Thailand and eminent leader in ASEAN, delivered a lecture on the theme “Emerging Trends in ASEAN & India’s Look East Policy”, on Friday, the 18 May 2007 in the Conference Hall of the Institute.

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