NIT Silchar- Online Symposium on Decolonizing Travel(ing) Theory: Explorations in the ‘Indian’ Analytic Traditions
- National Institute of Technology Silchar is organizing an Online Symposium on Decolonizing Travel(ing) Theory: Explorations in the ‘Indian’ Analytic Traditions.
- This symposium seeks to stimulate these debates by employing new methodological and epistemological tools from ‘Indian’ analytic traditions.
- The symposium has been generously supported by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research and is being organized to commemorate Indian Philosopher’s Day.
Date of Symposium:
15-17 July 2021
Problems covered during Symposium:
- What are the ‘Indian’ textual-cultural-analytical traditions -- very broadly defined -- that engage with the discourse of traveling? What epistemic break do such cults offer? How can we add up their ‘affordances’ from within the ‘Indian’ philosophical traditions?
- How does ‘cultural difference’ play call in such contexts? What notions of indigeneity -- both with reference to traveling practices and theorizations thereof -- does it invoke? To what extent, if at all, is this indigenization fraught with the articulation of ‘alternative modernity (c.f. D.P. Gaonker) and/or postcoloniality?
- How do we decolonize ‘travel(ing) theory’? How is this wrought with diverse meanings in the Indian context? What ‘epistemic ruptures’ come in the way of such decolonizing projects?
How to Apply?
- To participate in the symposium, please send a 300-word abstract and a 100-word bio-note using the link given below.
- The abstract should be submitted by 18 June 2021.
- Decisions on acceptance are going to be communicated by 25 June 2021.