[Reader-list] [Announcements] 12th B.N.Ganguly Memorial Lecture

Mitoo Das mitoo at sarai.net
Thu Apr 3 05:58:04 IST 2008

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

cordially invites you to the 12th

B.N. Ganguli Memorial Lecture

"Rethinking Collectivities: Institutional Innovations in Group Farming,
Community Forestry and Strategic Alliances"

by "Professor Bina Agarwal"

*Friday, 11th April 2008, 5:30 PM

29, Rajpur Road Delhi 110054

Professor Niraja Gopal Jayal will chair


"B.N. Ganguli Memorial Lectures" are instituted in memory of the
distinguished economist-intellectual Professor B.N. Ganguli, former Chair
CSDS Board of Governors. Earlier speakers in the series include Professors
Charles Taylor, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Raimundo Panikkar, Bhikhu Parekh,
Ernest Gellner, Ali Mazrui, Roberto Unger, Michael Walzer, John Keane, Amit
Bhaduri and Giorgio Agamben.

"Bina Agarwal" is Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic
Growth, Delhi University. She has written on a range of subjects: land,
livelihoods and property rights; environment and development; the political
economy of gender; poverty and inequality; law; and agriculture and
technological change. Among her books are "Cold Hearths, Barren Slopes: The
Woodfuel Crisis in the Third World" and "A Field of One's Own: Gender and
Land Rights in South Asia". Her writings have been used extensively in
framing policy by governments, NGOs and international agencies. She has
participated in the formulation of several of India's Five Year Plans. She
was conferred the Padma Shri in 2008. 


"Niraja Gopal Jayal" is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and
Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Senior Fellow at the Nehru
Memorial Museum and Library. She is the author of "Democracy and the State:
Welfare, Secularism and Development in Contemporary India" and "Representing
India: Ethnic Diversity and the Governance of Public Institutions".

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