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The Argumentative Indian -- A film by Suman Ghosh
Georgetown University ICC Auditorium
Washington, DC
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The documentary feature will be followed by question and answer with the director Suman Ghosh, Prof. Amartya Sen and Prof. Kaushik Basu.

7 pm  Film Screening followed by question and answers

Gates open at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.

This documentary traces the life and work of India's renaissance man and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen. Widely regarded as one of the greatest living intellectuals of the world, the film explores his formative years and their influence on his views of the world - both past and present. Shot over a period of 15 years, the film is structured as a free-flowing conversation between Professor Sen and his student and Cornell economics professor, Kaushik Basu. Through the conversation, the narrative takes us from his childhood days in Shantiniketan (West Bengal), to his college in Calcutta and his academic career in the USA and UK, where he was the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University. We learn about the intellectual roots of his views on social choice theory, development economics, on philosophy and the current rise of nationalism in the world as embodied by Donald Trump and the Hindutva wave in India. Views from other eminent scholars, Paul Samuelson, Kenneth Arrow, Sugata Bose, Timothy Scanlon and former Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh enrich our understanding of the world of Amartya Sen in the film.

A word about the sponsors:

Association for Indias Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, womens empowerment and social justice.

Georgetown India Initiative builds on Georgetown Universitys core strengthsacademic excellence, location in Washington, D.C., and Jesuit mission of service to the worldto advance research and teaching around India and world affairs and create a platform for high-level dialogue among American and Indian leaders from government, business, civil society, and the academy.
Friday Oct 20, 2017 6:30 PM - Friday Oct 20, 2017 8:30 PM | Free


Georgetown University ICC Auditorium (View)
37TH AND O ST., N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
United States


Film > Movies
Film > Premiers

Minimum Age: 10
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Association for India's Development
On BPT Since: Apr 17, 2013
Association for India's Development

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