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Sahitya-o-Alochona

Sahitya O Alochana is a monthly literary and topical discussion forum under the aegis of Ananda Mandir that endeavors to achieve its motto "Alochana Brings Good Things to Mind." It organizes several exciting sessions through the year, typically once a month.

The scope and the reach of the discussions at the forum are ever widening and deepening. Over the last several years, these sessions have covered some very exciting and illuminating discussions on a wide variety of topics including literature, theater and movie, history, philosophy and religion, science and mathematics, economics, social issues, and finally sports.

The coordinators for the Sahitya O Alochana sessions are Subrata Bhaumik and Amitabha Bagchi please contact them for more information. Details for the most recent session is given below. Come join us in this session; enjoy the fascinating discussion; and be a part of the animated interactions that are usual of our alochana sessions.

You can join the discussions remotely using the following conferencing links:
Web Meeting URL: https://zoom.us/j/536354658
Meeting ID: 536 354 658
Telephone: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833

 
  THE NEXT SAHITYA O ALOCHANA EVENT

Title:  Nobel Prize in Literature ? Eurocentric and Politicized, or Free & Fair

Date:  Friday, Apr 26, 2019    Time:  8:00PM - 9:00PM     Location:  Ananda Mandir

Description:  Of the 114 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature to date, there have been two authors in Japanese, two in Chinese, one in Arabic and one from India. There has been a smattering of other people of non-European origin. Is this a matter of Eurocentricity and bias, or can it be justified in terms of the universalist goals set out for the prize at its inception? Or it is just a North South divide dominated by the white people and the forces of capitalism? We would examine if there is due process in picking the winners through a quick review of the awardees, especially the much talked about controversial cases, which is plentiful in supply. Amitabha Bagchi, a co-organizer of our alochana programs will lead this session with support from Subrata Bhaumik.


 PAST SAHITYA O ALOCHANA SESSIONS
Title:  Nobel Prize in Literature ? Eurocentric and Politicized, or Free & Fair
Date:  Friday, Apr 26, 2019

Title:  Evolution of Islamic Dominance in Eastern Bengal in Pre Independent India
Date:  Friday, Jan 25, 2019

Title:  A Tribute to V.S. Naipaul
Date:  Friday, Dec 21, 2018

Title:  Setting Up a Business in India - Challenges and Opportunities
Date:  Friday, Oct 26, 2018

Title:  Raymond Chandler ? The Master of Detective Fictions
Date:  Friday, Aug 24, 2018

 
 
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