Over 750 academicians crossing different disciplines will seriously evaluate 300 discussions in 14 distinct streams at the fifth edition of the Kerala History Congress, which will begin at Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) in Kottayam on Thursday.
The three-day satisfy will ponder on a multitude of multi-disciplinary human interactions and incorporate technical sessions on topics consisting of film and media, art, architecture, literature, historiography, archaeology, anthropology, and higher education.
Kapil Raj, Director, School of Advanced Researches in Social Sciences, PSL University (France), will inaugurate the occasion. Rajan Gurukkal, president, Kerala History Congress, will preside. Kesavan Veluthat, general president-elect of the Indian History Congress, will be honoured on the occasion.
Sabu Thomas, Vice Chancellor, MGU, R. Mahalakshmi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, B. Kemal Pasha, previous High Court judge, and M.H. Ilias, working chairman, KHC, will speak.
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An unique session on ‘College in India – crisis and crossroads’, to be attended by Amat Pullarkkat (JNU), Ladeeda Farzana (Jamia Millia Islamia), Aisha Abdul Kader (TISS, Mumbai), and Aslam Naslim (MGU), is one of the essential occasions on the inaugural day.
On the second day, Viju B. of Times of India will speak on Western Ghats, ecology flood and history to be followed by Varghese K George of The Hindu on citizenship, secularism and federalism.
Nanditha Banerjiee of the University of Burdwan will reflect on the history of movie market. A tribal intellectual cumulative session will be managed by Bipin Jojo, Alex Akhup, Bhangya Bukhya and Virginus Xaxa.
On the concluding day, a special session on Gandhiji, to be led by Rakesh Batabyal (JNU), Abdul Razak (Calicut University) and Rekha Raj (MG University), will be held. The session on ‘History and contemporary Kerala’ will be managed by K.N. Ganesh, T.T. Sreekumar and K.S. Madhavan. The valedictory session will have Batabyal and C.T. Aravindakumar, Pro Vice Chancellor, MGU, as speakers.
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