Public Lectures & Seminar

Public Lectures, 2018

Anne Feenstra, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad(2015-2017), "Slow Architecture  ", 26 October

Anne-Marie Autissier, The Institute of European Studies (Paris 8 University) , "Politicies of Diversity in Art and Cultural Organisations: A Comparison France-India  ", 27 July

Ranabir Samaddar, Distinguished Chair, Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group , "Karl Marx, Colonialism and India ", 6 July

Prasanta Ray, President of Calcutta Research Group and Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Presidency University , "'The Sociology of Greed: Runs and Ruins in Banking Crises ", 1 June

Brian Fehler, Associate Professor of English, Texas Women’s University , "'history of rhetoric, religious rhetorics, and American literature (colonial through long nineteenth century) ", 24 May

Liza Schuster, Department of Sociology, City University of London , "Returning Refugees to Conflict Zones ", 5 February


Public Lectures, 2017

Livio Boni, Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès, "The Generic City: meta-political remarks on the future of the city at the time of absolute capitalism", 26 December


Ranabir Samaddar, Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group , "Urban Turn", 26 December


Sanjay Barbora, Associate Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS)Guwahati , "Peasants, Students, Insurgents and Popular Movements in Contemporary Assam", 28 November

Sayantan Saha Roy, University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology, " Thinking about Rights in India: Life and/or Liberty ", 14 September 2017

Subir Sinha, SQAS, London, " Separation, Mobility and the Ordinary City: On Migrants' Subjection and Subjectivity ", 23 August 2017

Alexa Franczak, McGill University, Faculty of Law, " The Exclusion of Women Interests in the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act ", 19 July 2017

Rama S. Melkote, Author and former Professor of Political Science at Osmania University, " Women in the Telangana Movements: Then and Now", 14 July 2017
S Akbar Zaidi
Eminent Political Economist from Pakistan, " Has China Taken Over Pakistan ?", 9 June 2017
Kanak Mani Dixit,
Eminent Journalist from Nepal, " Nepal: Gateway Into and Out of South Asia", 9 June 2017
Manoranjan Byapari,
Noted Write and Pioneer of Dalit Writing in West Bengal, " His Life as a Bengali, Dalit Refugee", 12 May 2017

Jayanta Dasgupta Memorial Lectures

Ravi Ahuja, Professor, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Gottingen, Germany, " The Natives of the S. S. Egypt: Steamship Workers and Racial Management in the British Empire", 29 March 2019 (Seventh Jayanta Dasgupta Memorial Lectures)



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Friday Lectures@CRG

Calcutta Research Group is initiating a new lecture series, Friday Lectures@ CRG, to be held on the third Friday of every month. The aim of this lecture series is to provide a platform for scholars, students and activists to present parts/ whole of their new research/work.

CRG is inviting abstracts (of not more than 300 words) from scholars, students and activists along with a short bio-note. The abstracts submitted have to go through a screening process and on final selection will be presented by the respective researcher before a worthy audience. You can mail your abstracts to Ankita Manna at .

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Speakers of the Public Lectures

Ranabir Samaddar Livio Boni Akbar Zaidi Kanak_Mani_Dixit Manoranjan_Byapar Rama_Melkote Subir_Sinha