INSTITUTE OF INDIAN CULTURE, MUMBAI (IIC)

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Research Projects

1. Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) funded Research Project titled Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi: Impact of his Ideas on the Emergence of Separatist Tendencies in India being executed.

Seminars and Workshops

  • 29th January, 2017 – SCHOLARSHIP AS MISSION

IIC had a Memorial Lecture on 29th January, the Institute day. This memorial lecture on ‘Scholarship as Mission’ was in honour of our founder scholar Dr. Stephen Fuchs and delivered by Dr.Agnelo Menezes, the Principal of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. According to him Scholarship is an intellectual capital achieved by tenacious individuals. It is the end result of the process where in informed knowledge is transformed into profound wisdom through formal and experiential learning. Although information is universally available today, knowledge and wisdom are being overlooked and so there is the need to revisit the notion of ‘Scholarship’ today. A true scholar must call the bluff of a repeatedly told lie and then campaign for the truth that lies hidden. To achieve this, a scholar has to invest time in real issues, be in touch with those on the margins, spend long hours in libraries and laboratories and expend prolonged periods deliberating and writing. Real scholars are multifaceted and they are rooted in one discipline and yet constantly probe for links with other disciplines. This stimulating talk was followed by a short interactive session. Then we had the release of the book “Globalization and Religion – Interactions and Divergences” by our Provincial Superior Rev. Fr. Paul Vattathara SVD.

  • 17th December, 2011

Religion, State and Empowerment of Women. One-Day National Workshop organised jointly by Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism and Institute of Indian Culture.

  • 23rd October, 2011

Prospects and Challenges of the Ayodhya Verdict for the Indian Nation, organised jointly by Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism and Institute of Indian Culture.

  • 25th June, 2010

Role of State and Religion in Transformation of Society. One-Day National Workshop organised jointly by Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism and Institute of Indian Culture.

  • 30th January, 2010

Cultural Diversity and Nation-Building. One-Day National Workshop organised jointly by Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism and Institute of Indian Culture to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Republic of India.

  • 26th September, 2009

Caritas in Veritate. Panel Discussion organised by Institute of Indian Culture.

  • 25th July, 2009

Post-modern Cultural Challenges to Christianity. One day National Seminar organised by Institute of Indian Culture, Mumbai.

  • 23 November, 2003

Status of Women in Religions. One Day workshop jointed organised by Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism and Institute of Indian Culture.

  • 5 – 6 March, 2003

Understanding Secularism in Contemporary India. ICSSR sponsored Two day national seminar jointly organised by Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai and Institute of Indian Culture at J.P. Naik Bhavan, Kalina Campus, University of Mumbai.

  • 26 October, 2002

The Concept of Justice in Religions. One Day Seminar organised by Institute of Indian Culture.

  • 26 January, 2002

The Concept of Otherness from Different Religious Perspectives. One Day National Workshop in collaboration with Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism.

  • 16 – 17, November, 2001

Feasts and Festivals in Hindu-Christian Dialogue. Two day Seminar organised in collaboration with CBCI Commission for Inter-religious Dialogue.

  • 05 – 06 October, 2001

Electoral Reforms: Opportunities and Constraints. Two day National Seminar organised in collaboration with Social Science Centre, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

  • 23 – 24 March, 2001

Social Movements in Western India: Issues and Perspectives. ICSSR sponsored National Seminar jointly organised by Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai and Institute of Indian Culture at Institute of Indian Culture, Mumbai.