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Platinum Jubilee Conference on the theme Globalisation and Social Transformation: The Indian Experience

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  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, V. N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai - 400 088

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The Tata Institute of Social Sciences in its Platinum Jubilee Celebration Year is organising a three-day Conference titled, ‘Globalisation and Social Transformation: The Indian Experience’. The aim of the Conference is to provide a broad platform to academics, policy makers and practitioners from multiple disciplines nationally and internationally for debating and deliberating on Globalisation as a transformative process and its consequent effects on the economic, social, and cultural institutions in India.

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The Conference will have Plenaries and several Parallel sessions based on the identified
eight broad themes :

1Economic Growth, Equality and Human Development

2Organization, Work and Innovation

3State, Governance and Citizenship

4 Community, Identity And Marginalisation

5Environment, Resources and Resistance

6Inequalities, Vulnerabilities and Human Health and Well-being

7Transforming the Role of Social Institutions in a Global Society

8Culture, Nation and Change


  • Venue: Convention Centre, New Campus, TISS

  • Registration Begins and Distribution of Conference Kit Begins

  • Commencement of Inaugural Session

  • Institute Song

  • TISS Story : 75 years of the Institute (Screening of short film)

  • Lighting of the Lamp By the Guest

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Themewise Schedule

  • Theme1: Economic Growth, Equality and Human Development

    Venue: Room No. 601 at Guest House

  • Panel Discussion
    Critical Perspectives on India's Development in the Face of Globalisation

    Prof. Amitabh Kundu
    Regional Disparities, Urbanisation and Growing Vulnerabilities

    Prof. Padmini Swaminathan
    Planned Development, Economic Liberalization, Whatever: Are We Reconciled to the Exclusionary and Gendered Nature of Development?

    Responses of Panelists/ Open Discussion

    Prof. Swapna Banerjee-Guha
  • Urbanisation and Vulnerability

    Nirjara Deka
    MMultidimensional Perspectives of urbanpoverty: A Review
    Research Scholar, JNU

    Harini Narayanan
    Wonder Mall: Super Realities, Hyper Realities and Irreconcilable disjunctures
    School of International Development, Norwich

    Prof. R.N.Sharma
    Urbanisation and Globalisation: Opulence amidst Vulnerabilities

    Open Discussion

    Nirjara Deka
    Multidimensional Perspectives of urban poverty: A Review
    Research Scholar, JNU

    Prof. R. N. Sharma
    Lalitha Kamath
  • Regional Inequalities and Livelihood Opportunities

    Gopal Kumar K
    Spatial Development and regional inequalities: The Indian Experience

    Sabat Digal
    Sustainable Tribal Livelihood Practices and Protecting the Environment: A Study of Primitive Tribal Groups of Kandamal District of Orissa
    Utkal University, Orissa

    Open Discussion

    Prof. K.S. Gopal
    S. Gopinath
  • Social Sector Perspectives and Interventions

    Reena Kumari
    District level Disparities in Elementary Education in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar: A DISE Analysis
    Research Scholar, Lady Irwin College, Delhi

    R., Arunachalam
    Education, Growth and Poverty In Tamil Nadu
    University of Madras

    Anish Mukhopadhyay
    Economic Growth, Human Development and Child Nutritional Status: The Gender Implication in Indian Scenario
    University of Madras

    Open Discussion

    Prof. Padmini Swaminathan
    Samapti Guha
  • Poverty and Human Development Analysis

    Darshana Padia
    Human Development Reports in Gujarat: Tool for Mainstreaming Human Developmentin Planning
    Ahmedabad University

    Kalpana Sahu and Narayan Sethi
    Industrialisation, Economic growth and Economic Development in India
    National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

    Prof. K.P. Kannan
    Inclusive Growth and Human Development

    Open Discussion

    Prof. K. P. Kannan
    Sandhya S.Iyer
  • Unheard Voices: Representation & Social Space

    Kishore Bhirdikar
    New Growth Regime and Voices of Dissent: Contextualising Structural Transformation in India
    Research Scholar, TISS

    Ajay Kuruvilla Jacab
    State, Infrastructure and Marginalisation
    Social Equity Watch

    Prof. Solomon Benjamin
    On Participation and Development (tentative title)

    Open Discussion

    Prof. Solomon Benjamin
  • Presentation by Debdulal Saha (30 min) Presentation by Indira (30 min)