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Fri 07 Jul 2023
Sun 09 Jul 2023

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Weekend With Wisdom With Makarand Paranjape



# 184, Old Madras Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru-560038
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038 India


Imagine a transformative, face-to-face weekend with a leading intellectual, author, thinker, and scholar—an opportunity that promises to expand your horizons and ignite your intellectual curiosity. This unique experience offers an intimate setting where you can engage directly with a distinguished individual whose ideas have shaped our understanding of India and the world.

Over the course of the weekend, you’ll have the privilege of participating in thought-provoking discussions, lively debates, and interactive sessions that delve deep into the author’s areas of expertise. Through their captivating interactions, filled with personal anecdotes, you’ll gain insights into their research, innovative theories, ways of thinking and writing.

This extraordinary opportunity goes beyond a typical lecture or seminar. It provides an environment where you can engage in meaningful conversations, seek clarification on complex concepts, and explore the intellectual’s latest works in an informal setting. The small group size ensures ample opportunities for personal interaction and a chance to have your burning questions answered directly by the intellectual themselves.

This Retreat has the added advantage of being a Writers Workshop in miniature. You can ask Professor Makarand R. Paranjape questions relating to your own writing ambitions and on how to find publishers or avenues for your own work.

Venue: Montfort Spirituality Centre, # 184, Old Madras Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru-560038.

The fee for the workshop is Rs 6000 with accommodation


Makarand R. Paranjape

Senior-Most Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Makarand R. Paranjape is currently the senior-most professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He joined JNU as a full professor in 1999 after serving as an Associate Professor at the IIT-Delhi and Reader at Central University of Hyderabad prior to that. He was educated at St Stephen's College, Delhi, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a Masters and PhD in English in 1985. He is the author/editor of over 50 books and close to 200 academic papers/book chapters and thousands of newspaper and magazine articles. His latest books include the 3rd revised edition of The Penguin Sri Aurobindo Reader (2023), JNU: Nationalism and India's Uncivil War (Rupa, 2022) and Identity's Last Secret (BluOne Ink, 2022), Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India's Road to Modernity (HarperCollins, 2020), and Perspectives in Indian Science and Civilization (Routledge, 2020). He also served as the Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, from 2018-2021.