Vichaar Manthan aims to explore the narratives that societies tell to themselves and each other. These stories embody, legitimise and contextualise the knowledge and experiences of a society. They order a collective memory. The most powerful stories shape our behaviour and in turn influence institutions to react to the world in equal stead.
At the Sustainable Narratives conference, we want to explore the most prevailing and long-lasting stories about postmodern ideas and how they continue to shape our culture through literature. Postmodern ideas have systematically destabilised values built on identity, historical progress, nationality, epistemic certainty, and have presented a world without inherent value or truth. We want to put narratives surrounding postmodernism on the dock and cross-examine them in the light of sustainability.
Our panel of expert witnesses from around the world will come together and explore sustainable narratives on culture and literature.