The Takshashila Institution and Bangalore International Centre invite you to a talk on “Kashmir : Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” by Mr Amarjit Singh Dulat, moderated by Dr Ramachandra Guha on Wednesday, 13th January, 2016 at 6.30 PM.
There will be discussion on Mr.Dulat’s book and then seque into the history and politics of Jammu and Kashmir and its relevance and impact on India.
About the speakers
Amarjit Singh Dulat
Mr. Amarjit Singh Dulat served as the head of Research and Analysis Wing, under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He later joined the Prime Minister’s Office during Vajpayee’s tenure where his job was to ‘monitor, manage and direct’ the government of India’s peace initiative in Kashmir.
Born in Sialkot, Punjab, Mr. Dulat was educated in Bishop Cotton’s School, Shimla and in Punjab University, Chandigarh. He joined the Indian Police Service in 1965 and then came to the Intelligence Bureau on deputation in 1969.? At the IB, he headed the Kashmir Group during the turbulent 1990s till he joined and headed R&AW.
Dr Ramchandra Guha is a historian and biographer. He has taught in the universities of Yale and Stanford, held the Arne Naess Chair at the University of Oslo, and been the Indo-American community Visiting Professor at the university of California at Berkley.
His books include a pioneering environmental history, the Unquiet Woods, and an award winning social history if cricket, A Corner of A Foreign Field. India After Gandhi was chosen as the book of the year by The Economist and the Wall Street Journal among others. He is the author of Gandhi Before India and the Editor of Makers of modern India. Guha’s books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the republic of India’s third highest civilian honour.
The event is on? Wednesday, 13th January, 2016 at 6.30 PM at the BIC auditorium at TERI.