Sunday, January 15, 2017

Conference @ Indian Social Institute

Indian Social Institute, Bangalore and Indian Social Institute, Delhi 
are jointly organizing a two-day 


DATE : 17 - 18 APRIL, 2017
24, Benson Town, Bangalore.


Dr. Bhimrao Ramjee Ambedkar continues and will continue as the unquestioned leader of the depressed and weaker sections of our society. He showed his multi-disciplinary brilliance and intellectual acumen as the architect of the Indian Constitution which would be remembered by all. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar has also played a vital and significant role in shaping the modern India. The life history of Dr. Ambedkar epitomizes the multiple oppressions and exploitation he faced and also the oppressed communities go through day in and day-out. In all his thinking and writing the following three terms occupied the major space in Dr. B.R. AmbedkarIndian democracy, constitutional rights and social justice. His opinion on these three concepts continues to illumine and thus paved new vistas, vicissitudes and horizons of understandings ways. His vision on Indian democracy, social justice and constitutional rights has unfolded a number of interpretations in the academia, political circles and amongst others as well. Over and above, Dr. Ambedkar gave a comprehensive and holistic treatment to these concepts and thus nuanced in such ways by showing the importance of these concepts for the Indian society. These three concepts played significant roles in his writings and with the help of these key-terms Dr. B.R. Ambedkar expanded and expounded the salient terms democracy, justice and rights in the Constitution. He interfaced these three termsIndian democracy, social justice and constitutional rights with greater clarity and nuanced them with in-depth brevity. 

Papers are invited from interested academicians, research scholars and others involved in peoples struggles and mass movements on the theme of the seminar. Abstracts (maximum 500 words, should be submitted by February 15, 2017 and completed papers in MS Word format, the body of the paper shall in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing, foot note should be in Times New Roman, size 10 single line spacing (approximately 10-12 pages/5,000 words) to the organizers on or before 31st March, 2017. 
The papers should be submitted along with the following information: 
1) Full name of the author(s), 
2) Contact details of the author. 

The authors of the accepted papers will be duly intimated. The organizers will have the right to change the schedule of the program due to unforeseen circumstances and it will be duly communicated. ISI, Bangalore, will also take care of their board and lodge. 

Dr. B.R. Ambedkars philosophy and its impact on Indian Democracy, Social Justice and Constitutional Rights.  
Relevance of Dr. Ambedkars idea on Social democracy and Economic Democracy for the marginalized in general, and Dalits and Women in particular.  
Relevance of Dr. B.R. Ambedkars philosophy in an Era of Globalization and Nationalism.  
Dr. B.R. Ambedkars view on Women Empowerment.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkars notion of Uniform Civil Code.
Economic Ideas of Dr. Ambedkar
Dr. Ambedkars Vision for Social Transformation
India State, Policies and Practices of Social Justice through the Prism of Dr. Ambedkar 
Intersecting Dr. Ambedkars notion on One Person, One Vote, and One Value to the Current Contemporary India. 


There is no registration fee to be paid. Authors and those who have been invited to the Conference shall be provided boarding and lodging at ISI, Bangalore. 

Indian Social Institute (ISI), Bangalore has embarked on its 54th year with those who are economically marginalized, socially ostracized and politically objectified people in India, particularly in South India. ISI Bangalore is basically a training centre accompanied by research as part of its commitment to understand, analyze peoples issues to generate newer and enhanced knowledge on the issue taken for research. It usually delves into some of the burning issues that affect the vulnerable and marginalized. The prime objective of the research unit is to enable the training components which in turn would further capacitate the grassroots activists, civil society organizations, peoples movements and NGOs. The Research Unit continues to engage in a wide-range of innovative programs, regional and national consultations and conferences, colloquiums and discussion on diverse themes and issues periodically. 

Indian Social Institute, Delhi, is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation, has travelled long from 1951 making its contribution through research, training, advocacy, policy interventions and publication, promoting the Constitutional vision of the founding fathers in building an egalitarian society in India. The Institute is well known among the academicians, activists, universities, students and civil society organisations nationally and internationally for its quality contribution in empowering the poor, vulnerable and excluded communities. While the institute serves every citizen of the country without any distinction on the basis of caste, creed, religion, sex etc, it works closely with the poor and the marginalised in empowering them through research, analysis and capacity building programmes, particularly the dalits, adivasis, women, minorities and unorganised labourers in rural and urban India. The Institute is also an NGO enjoying special consultation status with Economic and Social Council of United Nations. 

For More Details on Seminar Please Contact:

Dr. John Mohan Razu, 
Research Unit,           Indian Social Institute,
24, Benson Town, Bangalore   
Indian Social Institute, 
Email id: 
Mobile No: 09945390014.    

Dr Ratnesh Kumar                           Department of Dalit Studies,
10, Institutional Area
Lodi Road, New Delhi
Mobile No:  07838641421

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