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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+5.5)
The Samvad traces the evolution of the field of Human Development and Family Studies (previously, Child Development) in India discussing overlaps with developmental psychology, and its “received” Euro-American understanding. Anecdotes and personal experiences illustrate how the mind space of academic research and teaching is navigated against a backdrop of rising consciousness about decolonizing psychological knowledge. Using the metaphor of being in an eternal parikramā, the concept of human development in India is then unpackaged using the Indic lens. The talk ends with important questions about cultivating a yātri or a parikramāvāsi mindset, to contemplate on difficult questions facing the world. How can Indic knowledge help create a more sustainable, compassionate global psychology?