IIMB’s Centre for Public Policy to host its second Foundation Day lecture on July 10

Bengaluru: The Centre for Public Policy (CPP) at IIM Bangalore will host its Foundation Day talk on July 10 (Friday), 2020, at 06.00 pm. On that day, Professor Tridip Suhrud will deliver a talk titled, ‘The Centre Cannot Hold’. The 90-minute talk would be the second in the series of CPP Foundation Day lectures.

The registration link is: https://iim-b.zoom.us/j/93917142710

Prof. Tridip Suhrud is a scholar, writer and translator who works on the intellectual and cultural history of modern Gujarat and the Gandhian intellectual tradition. As the Director and Chief Editor of the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust (2012-2017), he was responsible for creating the world’s largest digital archive on Gandhi – the Gandhi Heritage Portal. His books include the critical edition of Hind Swaraj, Narayan Desai’s four-volume biography of Gandhi, My Life is My Message, and the four-volume epic Gujarati novel, Sarasvatichandra. His recent works include a critical edition of Gandhi’s autobiography, My Experiments with Truth in two languages – Gujarati and English, The Diary of Manu Gandhi (1943-44) and a compilation titled, The Power of Non-Violent Resistance.

He is compiling a series titled, Letters to Gandhi – of unpublished correspondence to Gandhi, and working on an eight-volume compendium of testimonies of indigo cultivators of Champaran. He is Professor and Provost of CEPT University, Director of Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad, and serves as Chairman of the Governing Council of MICA.

Prof. M S Sriram, Chair, Centre for Public Policy, IIMB said: “We are excited to announce the second in the series of lectures of the CPP Foundation Day. Prof. Tridip Suhrud is a Gandhian scholar and has closely studied the texts of Gandhi. His talk possibly would closely look at the relevance of Gandhi’s Hind Swaraj, the concept of decentralisation and local self-governance and examine its relevance in the current context.”

The CPP was created in the year 2000 through a partnership agreement between the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India (GoI), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and IIMB. The CPP has evolved into a leading policy think tank engaged in cutting-edge research, teaching, training and capacity building. It works on improving development outcomes across the country and has pioneered the application of management disciplines for delivery of better public services and governance.