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india week launch

On October 29, the Australia India Institute launched its second annual India Week at the University of Melbourne.

India Week is a celebration of contemporary Indian culture, thought, politics and society. It aims to promote mutual understanding between Australia and India, increase engagement with Indian culture and strengthen people-to-people links between our two countries.

2018 witnessed a substantial enlargement of India Week activities. A gathering of Victorian policy-makers, including Victoria’s Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan and the Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs Inga Peulich, were joined community representatives and the media to open the week and concurrently launch the Victorian Festival of Diwali at the University of Melbourne. The evening featured traditional dancers, live performers and a taste of Indian cuisine.

Other activities throughout the week included four public talks on policy issues relating to India, two networking events, an academic conference, a Bollywood film screening and a free public yoga session.

A full program of India Week 2018 along with associated coverage can be found below.

India Week election series launch


MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

Celebrate India launch of Victorian Festival of Diwali at University of Melbourne

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

Question Marks Seminar with the Faculty of Arts: How has gender shaped histories of Indian art?

Question Marks Seminar: How can smart tech make India's environment cleaner?

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

Travelling Chai at La Trobe University

Indian Election Series with Melbourne School of Government: Can Modi win the world's biggest election?

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Aii – SASAA Early Career Researcher Conference: “South Asia as Practice” (Day 1)

Mass yoga on South Lawn at the University of Melbourne

Keywords for India: Courts

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Aii – SASAA Early Career Researcher Conference: “South Asia as Practice” (Day 2)

Drop in Chai at the University of Melbourne

Film Screening with the Faculty of Arts: English Vinglish