QUEEN’S ROAD: Azim Premji University Colloquium Series presents a lecture on Ram Manohar Lohia who was an activist for the Indian independence movement and a nationalist political leader. This talk will attempt to contextualise Lohia’s distinctive thought on democratic politics. Focusing on the three distinct phases in his life i.e. his sojourn as a doctoral student in Berlin, his engagement with the freedom struggle in colonial India and his political career after the country’s independence, the talk will track the formation of his political theory of democracy with particular reference to the institutions of caste, language and gender.
The speaker is Rajaram Tolpadi, a professor and chairman of the department of Political Science, Mangalore University. His research interests include political theory, Indian political philosophy, and democratic politics in India. He was a visiting fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi between 2003 and 2005. In addition to numerous research articles, he has published a book on Ram Manohar Lohia titled, Matte Matte Lohia (Re-reading Lohia, 2011).
Topic: The Democratic Imagination of Lohia
Speaker: Rajaram Tolpadi
Date: September 3, Thursday
Time: 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Venue: 10th floor auditorium, Pixel A (Azim Premji University)