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    THE BEAUTY OF COMPROMISE Prof. Ramachandra Guha 10th Kappen Memorial Lecture 5.30 p.m. 10 January 2008 Institution of Agricultural Technologists 15, Queens
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      THE BEAUTY OF COMPROMISE

      Prof. Ramachandra Guha



      10th Kappen Memorial Lecture

      5.30 p.m. 10 January 2008

      Institution of Agricultural Technologists

      15, Queens Road, Bangalore 560 052. Ph: 22384175





      Dear Friends,



      Greetings!



      We are happy to invite you to the 10th Kappen Memorial Lecture by Prof.
      Ramachandra Guha on the "Beauty of Compromise".



      Prof. Guha is a social, environmental and cricket historian, academician
      and biographer. His doctoral dissertation (IIM, Calcutta) on the
      social history of forestry in Uttaranchal, was later published as The
      Unquiet Woods: Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya.
      Prof. Guha has held various academic positions in India, Europe and
      North America. He has several publications to his credit including
      Savaging the Civilized – Verrier Elwin, his tribals and India
      (University of Chicago Press; OUP) (1999), An Anthropologist Among the
      Marxists and other essays (Permanent Black, 2000), Environmentalism: A
      global history (OUP) (2000), The States of Indian Cricket (Permanent
      Black, 2005), How Much Should a Person Consume?: Thinking Through the
      Environment (University of California, Berkely Press; Permanent Black,
      2006), India after Gandhi: The history of the world's largest
      democracy (Ecco, 2007).



      This lecture will argue in favour of a political philosophy of
      moderation and dialogue. Using examples from South Asian conflicts, such
      as in the Kashmir Valley, Sri Lanka and the erstwhile East Pakistan, it
      will seek to demonstrate how the extremism and inflexibility of the
      contending parties have worked to intensify and deepen the conflicts.
      Sometimes the inflexibility has come from the State; at other times,
      from rebels or insurgents. The lecture, finally, will argue that it is
      the special responsibility of writers and intellectuals to seek and
      promote the middle path of compromise and reconciliation.



      We look forward to your participation.

      Please join us for tea at 5 p.m.



      Warm Regards,







      David Selvaraj / Mercy Kappen



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