On “The Idea of India: Reconstructing a National Identity”
As most of you know, the idea of “Identity” (and specifically an Indian identity) is something close to my heart and a topic on which I have been thinking and reading about for a very long time. One of my long-pending pet projects is a post/series/(book?) on “What is the Idea of India”? What does it mean to be an Indian? a Bharatiya भारतीय ?
Someday I will get around to writing the post/series. I am now a step closer. Later this week, thanks to my friend Amit Malviya, I am speaking on subject of “The Idea of India: Reconstructing a National Identity” in Bengaluru.
This is the first time I will be speaking publicly on the subject – so I am nervous (after all, I am hardly an expert on this very serious subject) but also very excited…Excited to have the opportunity to share some of my thoughts – and, more importantly, get some feedback and comments from the audience – which is probably as good as any I could have wished for – the students (& hopefully some faculty) at National Law School in Bengaluru! I hope to record my talk and will certainly share it here and on the YouTube channel. Stay tuned – and wish me luck!
Related Post: “The Idea of India” – by Sh Krishen Kak