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Spectacle of Globality
National Museum – Copenhagen – 29-30th August 2012

29th August 2012
Venue: Festsalen
9.00 – 9.30 Registration
9.30 – 10.00 Welcome

Marie Roesgård, Chair, Asian Dynamics Initiative


Ravinder Kaur and Thomas Blom Hansen

Session I

10.00 – 12.00

Worlding India

Chair: Thomas Blom Hansen

Worlding Miss World, 1996: A Politics of PublicityWilliam Mazzarella

Home and the World: The Indian Radical Grapples with Globalization
Aniket Alam

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

Session II

13.00 – 15.00

Desires and Designs

Chair: Esther Fihl

Post-Reform India’s Automotive-Iconic Assemblages

Kajri Jain

Nation Designs: Drawing Logo and Fixing Image in post-reform India

Ravinder Kaur

15.00 - 15.30 


Session III

15.30 – 17.30

Phantasm of Beauty

Chair: Bengt Karlsson

The New Pastoral: Environmentalism and the Kashmir Conflict

Ananya Jahanara Kabir

Still Life and Progression on the Fringes:  Projects of Nature Conservation in Coastal Tamil Nadu

Frida Hastrup

30th August 2012

Venue: Biografen

Session IV

10.00  – 12.00

Morality, Politics, Publics

Chair: Arild Ruud

New India Redux: Curative Democracy and the Politics of “Innocent Anger” in the Long 1970s
Srirupa Roy

Insurgent People and a Globalised Politics: the Anna Hazare Movement

Dilip Menon

12.00 – 13.00


Session V

13.00 – 15.00

Caste and Capital

Chair: Anthony D’Costa

Dalits in Globalising India: Limits of ‘mobile millionaire’

Gopal Guru

Inside India Shining: Dalit Imageries of Caste Violence

Nicolas Jaoul

15.30 – 15.30


Session VI

15.30 – 17.30

Art of Subversion
Chair: Uwe Skoda

On Subversion and Spectacle in Contemporary Indian Art

Saloni Mathur

‘India Out of India’: The National Pavillion and the Production of Globality at the 54th Venice Biennale

Manuela Ciotti


17.30 – 18.15

Future Perspectives
Chair: David Ludden