Friday, October 15, 2021

SR Goel Centenary Conference 16-17 October 2021

IndiaFacts presents:


16th - 17th October | 9.30 AM - 6 PM IST

Opening session on the life and significance of Sri SR Goel | 9.30 to 11.00 am

1. Koenraad Elst: Intro situating SR Goel’s work
2. Harish Chandra: SR Goel as I knew him
3. Shrikant Talageri: My memories of SR Goel

Session 2 on the literary aspect | 11.00am to 1.00pm

1. Dileep Karanth: SR Goel as a novelist
2. Saradindu Mukherji: SR Goel and the Bengali writers Rabindranath Tagore and SC Chatterjee

Session 3 on Ram Swarup, 2 pm to 4 pm

1. Ramakrishnan Sitaraman: Ram Swarup’s view of God and neighbour in the light of the Mosaic
2. Koenraad Elst: The Changers’ Club’s first publication: Ram Swarup’s *Indictment* (of the
Quit India leadership)

Session 4 on the challenge of Christianity, 4pm to 6 pm

Marc Joris: A second look at SR Goel's account of colonial Christianity, Mahatma Gandhi and Hindu strategic shortcomings
Pankaj Saxena: Does secularization lead to christianization?

Sunday 17 October 2021

Session 5 on intra-Hindu controversies | 9.30 to 11.00 am

1. Shankar Sharan: SR Goel and the Sangh
2. Ranbir Sekhon: Voice of India in practice: Hindu Human Rights

Session 6 on the challenge of Islam | 11.00am to 1.00pm

1. Jijith Nadumuri Ravi: SR Goel on the backdrop of the Moplah riots
2. Ramakrishnan Sitaraman: Sita Ram Goel’s Conclusions on Iconoclasm and Theology in the Context of Non-Indian history

Koenraad Elst: In conclusion | 1.00pm to 1.30pm


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