17 Jan 2015

Indian Social Science Congress

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The focal theme of this year’s Congress – with which Multiversity is associated – will be “Knowledge Systems, Scientific Temper and the Indian People.”

The Congress will be held from March 29-April 02, 2015 at Visakhapatnam. It is organised by the Indian Academy of Social Sciences and Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP, India.

Please download the comprehensive brochure of the Congress.



14 Dec 2014

Decolonisation Conference

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Multiversity’s 7th Decolonisation Conference

Venue: University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga, Semenyih, 43500 Selangor DE

Dates of the conference: 24th-27th January 2015

The conference is being held in collaboration with Nottingham University Malaysia Campus (NUMC) and USIM. It is proposed for funding by AKEPT of the Ministry of Education, Malaysia which has funded earlier “decolonisation” conferences.

Over the past decade, Multiversity has organised 6 international conferences on its Decolonisation Project. The 4th Conference was held in association with USIM, Penang; the 5th and 6th Conferences were held at AIU, Alor Setar, Kedah.

Biodatas of the persons attending the conference can be seen below:

Biodata NUMC 2015 FINAL LIST

For more information, look under “Conference” on this website’s home page.

14 Dec 2014

Epistemologies from the South

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Multiversity announces with pleasure the publication in English of the new title by Boaventura  de Sousa Santos, “Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide”. A rare treat for those pursuing decolonising agendas in academia. Boaventura is one of few European social scientists who take social movements seriously. Order the book from:

FLYER_Santos – Epistemologies



14 May 2014

Gift Workshop on Photography

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity
2 Day DSLR Photography Workshop – Powered by Giftivism
(May 17 – 18, 2014)
We take great pleasure to announce our “Introduction to DSLR Photography Workshops” – powered by the spirit of Giftivism.http://www.birdwing.in/photography-workshops/

You’re welcome to pay whatever you want towards the cost of organising this workshop and to keep this initiative sustainable. What you pay will help us run this program on the same principle of gift culture for years to come. You decide the amount – there’s no compulsion. There is a refundable registration fee of ₹500/- though.

Email register@birdwing.in to block your spot.
What’ll we cover?

1. Camera Equipment – technology, what to buy and how to take care of your equipment
2. Exposure – master the triangle of aperture, ISO and shutter speed
3. Composition – the rules and when to break them
4. Digital Post Processing – learn Adobe Lightroom 5 in an afternoon
5. Feedback & Critique – for your images
6. Hands-on Learning – through a field trip
7. Flex-Time – for answers to all your digital photography questions

Venue: Shilton Royale, Koramangala, Bengaluru, India
Additional Inclusions: Lunch on both days. Breakfast on day 2.
Please spread the word. We have 16 spots for this event. 

16 Apr 2014

New Multiversity Book Released

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

Multiversity and Other India Press are pleased to announce the release of their latest book, “Multicultural Knowledge and the University.” The book is edited by Claude Alvares. For more information, if you wish to order the book:


10 Mar 2014

Jinan on Natural Learning

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Taleemnet

Three wonderful new videos on natural learning from K.B. Jinan. Enjoy!

1. The world, Nature awakens the child to its original nature

2. Reasoning short circuits comprehension

3. we become what we learn- exploring how language restructure our
cognitive structure

5 Mar 2014

Economics of Happiness 2014

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

This conference supported by Multiversity will take place in Bangalore, India from March 14-16, 2014. The interaction with the public and all public events is restricted to the 15th only. The issues raised by Multiversity will figure prominently in the meeting. Other India Bookstore will also be displaying some of its titles. For more information:

7 Feb 2014

Homeschoolers Conference

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: General, Taleemnet

Here are details of the next all India Home Schoolers Conference being held at Khandala, near Mumbai, from February 21-25, 2014. You have to apply or register before February 15, 2014. It’s always been a great event for all those attending: for those who come to learn and for those who have much to share.

13 Oct 2013

Multiversity in Chandigarh, India

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Those who can find time, please attend: Chandigarh, capital city of Punjab and Haryana, India:


1 Sep 2013

Indian Perspectives in Education

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Yoga, Ayurveda, Sangeet and Nritya systems ((Under the guidance of Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche)

Open only by registration (limited seats for observers)

In taking forward the series on “Indian Perspectives in Education”, we propose to have a 7 day seminar between the 26 September to 2 October, 2013, at the Deer Park Institute, Himachal Pradesh. This would be the third seminar in the series.

We are a group of people who have been engaged with education for more than two three decades now and are deeply concerned with the prevalent education system and its implications on the young minds. The assumptions, objectives and practices in the mainstream education in the country compel us to think that a time has come to revisit both the traditional and the modern systems and see how an integrated approach could be worked out.  In trying to keep with the demands of present day times, we feel that the quintessential components of many Indian traditions have been overlooked  or ignored by the mainstream education. We are certain there is much in Indian traditions that need to be understood and reconnected with the present. Visions of great seers and sages have a universal and far reaching vision, which has been rekindled by the thoughts expressed in the two earlier seminars. We aim to carry forward these reflections under the guidance and encouragement of Prof Samdhong Rinpoche, who had inspired us to organize two national seminars on “Indian Perspectives of Education” in the years 2011 and 2012, at Bir and Panchgani. Read the rest of this entry »