Belarani De Memorial Lectures


The Belarani De Memorial Lecture occupies a pride of place in the Department of Political Science, Shri Shikshayatan College. Originally conceived of as a day to pay homage to the memory of Smt. Belarani De, a founder member of the Department, this day experiences luminaries in various fields of social sciences and professional services illuminating the students as well as the faculty members with their insights on pertinent issues. This helps in creating a bridge between tradition and modernity which eventually helps student to imbibe tradition of the Department and in turn contribute meaningfully towards the  growth of the same.

Over the last few years some of the luminaries who have been present in this lecture are :-

  Date   Speaker Designation Topic
Belarani De Memorial Lecture
21.09.2023 Prof. Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay Former Professor Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University Politics of looking: Women, Representation and Cinema
Belarani De Memorial Lecture
27.11.2021 Professor  Dr. Pradip Basu Dean of Humanities & Social Science, Presidency University Marx’s Concept of Alienation : An Introduction
Thirteenth Belarani De Memorial Lecture 13.07.2021 < Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee Professor , Department of International Relations and Governance Shiv Nadar University, Delhi – NCR Indian Foreign Policy and the Global Order in Pandemic Times : Some Reflections
Twelfth Belarani De Memorial Lecture 06.09.2019 Dr. Anindyo Jyoti Majumdar Professor, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University South Asia : Trends in Conflict and Cooperation
Eleventh Belarani De Memorial Lecture 06.09.2018 Dr. Sanjeeb Mukherjee Professor, Department of Political Science (Retired)
University of Calcutta
Towards Justice : A Political Philosophy for the 21st Century
Tenth Belarani De Memorial Lecture 06.09.2017 Dr. Bonita Eleaz Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calcutta Revisiting the Legacy of Ayyankali