06 April 2021, 03:30 pm
Culture as Power: Buddhist Heritage and the Indo-Japanese Dialogue
Programme Type
Discussions, Webcasts

Introduction: Prof. Madhu Bhalla, formerly Professor of Chinese Studies, Dept. of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi and presently, Editor, India Quarterly at Indian Council of World Affairs

Discussants: Dr. Aparna Vaidik, Associate Professor of History, Ashoka University; and Dr. Madhavan K. Palat, well-known historian, scholar of modern world and political commentator

Chair: Shri Shyam Saran, Life Trustee, IIC

Discussion based on the new book edited by Madhu Bhalla (Routledge Taylor & Francis, New Delhi: 2021)
With essays from experts across the world, the book presents new studies on intellectual and cultural interactions in the context of Buddhist heritage and Indo-Japanese dialogue in the late 19th and early 20th centuries on art, religion, and cultural politics. By revisiting Buddhist connections between India and Japan, it examines the pathways of communication on common aesthetic and religious heritage that emerged in the backdrop of colonial experiences and the rise of Asian nationalisms