[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: [vikalp-sangam-list] [Webinar] Perspectives on Developmentality and Prakritik Samaj | 29 May, 11 AM (Indian Standard Time)

Ashish Kothari ashishkothari at riseup.net
Wed May 27 06:10:04 CEST 2020

Aseem Shrivastava and I are giving a joint webinar on Fri May 29, 
organised by the South-East Asian feminist network Sangat with Vikalp 
Sangam. Please see poster and registration details below. In the 
webinar, we take a critical look at the historical origins of the idea 
of development in the imperial shadow of World War II, tracing the 
history of the idea in independent India since the Gandhi-Nehru debate 
of October 1945, and propose an alternative to 'Developmentality', a 
'Prakritik Swaraj' or 'Radical Ecological Democracy', built from the 
visions of communities, Gandhi, Tagore, Marx,  and many others. We will 
present stories of a large number of on ground initiatives in India and 
the world, that demonstrate the potential of systemic transformations.

The ideas take on special significance in this Corona conjuncture when 
so many millions of workers, farmers, fishers, pastoralists, 
craftspersons have faced severel livelihoods and social crises, and many 
migrant workers have openly declared that they are not 'walking back' to 
the city even if conditions in metropolitan India should improve. 
Answers to their challenges will have to be found in rural 
revitalisation and alternatives in cities, while challenging 
inequalities, discrimination and unsustainability embedded in the 
current system.


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Subject: 	[vikalp-sangam-list] [Webinar] Perspectives on 
Developmentality and Prakritik Samaj | 29 May, 11 AM (Indian Standard Time)
Date: 	Tue, 26 May 2020 12:13:08 +0530
From: 	Ditilekha Sharma <diti.sangat at jagori.org>
To: 	vikalp-sangam-list at googlegroups.com

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*Sangat Network* and *Vikalp Sangam* invite you to an online session on 
*Perspectives on Developmentality & Prakritik Swaraj*with *Aseem 
Shrivastava* and *Ashish Kothari on 29 May *at* 11 AM*. Aseem 
Shrivastava is a Delhi based writer, teacher and ecological thinker. He 
teaches courses on Global and Indian Ecosophy at Ashoka University. 
Ashish Kothari is a founder member of Kalpvriksh and active in other 
people's movements. He helps coordinate Vikalp Sangam, Global Tapestry 
of Alternatives and Radical Ecological Democracy. They are co-authors of 
the book /Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India /(Penguin 
Viking, New Delhi, 2012). Through the session they will trace the 
history of ideas around development and their accompanying issues as 
well as present existing grassroot alternatives to the mainstream vision 
of development. As a way forward they will explore how to build a 
radical ecological democracy or 'prakritik samaj'. This session will be 
moderated by feminist activist and Sangat Advisor, Kamla Bhasin.

To participate, kindly register here:
Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email with a unique 
join link.

If you face any issues with registration or have any questions, please 
write to sangat.sangat at jagori.org <mailto:sangat.sangat at jagori.org>.

Sangat - A Feminist Network
011 26692166
www.sangatnetwork.org <http://www.sangatnetwork.org/>

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