GUWAHATI: The 3-day national seminar on ‘Contemporary Anthropology and North East India’ along with the 48th Annual Conference of the Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata will be kicked off in the Department of Anthropology, Cotton University on November 1.
The inaugural ceremony will be held at the Kala Guru Bishnuprasad Rabha Auditorium of the Cotton University in which Prof Bhabesh Chandra Goswami, Vice Chancellor of the Cotton University will deliver his inaugural lecture. Another hand, Prof Ranjan Ray, UGC Emeritus Fellow, formerly of Calcutta University will grace the occasion as chief guest and Prof Rekha Das, former Dean Faculty of Arts and Head, Anthropology Department Gauhati University will attend the seminar as the guest of honour.
In a communiqué, organizing secretary and head, Department of Anthropology, Cotton University Dr Upala Barua said, “In today’s world of rapid transformation, the significance of anthropology’s holistic and empirical approach is profoundly felt not only in India’s North East but also at the global level.”
The event will explore the state of contemporary Anthropology and the challenges pertaining to north east India. The three-day seminar, in association with ICSSR, IGRMS, Anthropological Survey of India and other national level sister institutions hopes to bring together international, national and regional experts of repute in the field. The event will be enriched by the presence of noted Anthropologists, scholars and researchers and students from all over the country. Meanwhile, the organisers invited all interested persons to attend and participate all the sessions of the seminar.