Mahanirban Calcutta Research group



Public Lecture by Ranabir Samaddar on 8 June 2022

The Calcutta Research Group (CRG) invites you to A Public Lecture Series on 8 June 2022 at 4.30 PM (IST) as part of 25 Years of CRG on "Universalism of the Oppressed: B.R. Ambedkar's Annihilation of Caste". The lecture will be delivered by Ranabir Samaddar, Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata and the session will be moderated by Samata Biswas, Assistant Professor, The Sanskrit College and University, Kolkata.

Abstract:The universals of the oppressed have emerged from concrete circumstances and concrete determinations. They are the concrete universals which become pathways to alternatives. In this way they become the truth. Truth, and we are here speaking primarily of political truth, does not come from any special knowledge of the world or knowledge of the world to a greater degree, but from specific political engagements with its own history. "... Read more

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