Bangalore International Centre had organized a Talk by Dr. Lata Mani, the well-known Historian, Poetess and Cultural Critic on “Bangalore Journey : Local and Translocal Reflections on Globalisation” on 24th July, 2008 at 6 PM at its auditorium.
In a brilliantly incisive talk, Dr. Lata Mani argued that globalization requires an unanchored discourse of globality to mediate its disruptive effects. Such a discourse brings into sharp focus the real relations between neo liberal globalization and the material realities it enters and also offers a mode of affiliation for its chief beneficiaries. Highlighting the contradictions and tensions that mark the contemporary moment, Dr. Lata Mani argued that hyperbole, which is an essential feature of the globalisation discourse, is also a symptom of what ails it. Advertisements, for instance, do not merely valorise consumption, but also very often caricature it.
The high-voltage intellectual talk was followed by an extremely lively interactive session.