The ninth conference on metaphysics and politics will begin on July 25, 2019 at 3pm at Le Meridian, Kochi. Organised by the academic community, Backwaters Collective, the three daylong event will be inaugurated by M. K Bhadrakumar followed by the book release of Backwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics Vol. 2: India and Civilizational Futures edited by Vinay Lal.
The event will witness panel discussions and conversations covering culture and politics. The eminent lineup of personalities include social scientists such as Ashish Nandy, cultural activist Ganesh Devy, academicians Vinay Lal and J Devika, novelist K R Meera, media personality Sashi Kumar, poet Anitha Thampi and artist Radha Gomati among others.
As a precursor to the global concert, this year’s conference will host a specially curated Sufi concert, ‘Nool’ on July 27 and 28 by Shabnam Virmani and Mir Muktiyar. The inaugural ceremony will feature the launch of the global music concert project by TM Krishna.
The conference aims at creating a platform for original thinking and reviving a different notion of metaphysics and its conjecture with politics. It will focus on how the intellectual, spiritual, cultural and religious resources of Indian civilisation might be used to think creatively and productively about the world’s problems.
The Annual Conference on Metaphysics and Politics is organised by the Backwaters Collective with the support of the Kochi Biennale Foundation and Uru Art Harbour.