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Copenhagen workshop on Spectacle of Globality in India
August 29, 2012 - 00:00-August 30, 2012 - 00:00
The Centre of Global South Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen invites to a two day international workshop in collaboration with the National Museum, Copenhagen, focusing on ”Spectacle of Globality”, to be held 29–30 August 2012. It is being organised by Ravinder Kaur and Thomas Blom Hansen. The two day workshop brings together a range of cutting edge research on post reform India.
The event is public and participation is free. Registration is however required.
Venue: National Museum, Ny Vestergade 10, Copenhagen.
To speak of post-1991 India is to speak of the great transformation that has seemingly ruptured the barriers between the first and third worlds. India is said to have ‘risen’ and ‘emerged’ from the ranks of the third world nations to become an equal player in the age of globalization – its rise underpinned by a technology driven, comparatively low wage and high skilled labor economy. The signs of this ‘coming of age’ are visible not only in the transforming urban surfaces and skylines in the rapidly expanding megacities, but also the ways in which subjectivity is now earned through a conspicuous performance of entrepreneurship and consumption. As India joins the 21st C ‘flat world’ of reformed nations, the focus is increasingly on becoming ‘world-class’ and to acquire signs of globality that spectacularly showcase its ‘grown up’ self upon a global stage.