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About Indira FoundationLectures

About Indira Foundation

Indira Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series was instituted at IIT Gandhinagar by a well-wisher of the Institute, Mr. Avinash Manudhane in memory of his mother. The lecture is to be held annually in the area of interest addressing wider audience on topics transcending several disciplines and latest researches.

Mr. Avinash Manudhane did his B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1975 and M.S. from Syracuse University, New York in 1977 and MBA with distinction from Northwestern University, Chicago in 1981. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1987, reaching to the position of Vice President in 1989 and Managing Director in 1996. He was elected as a Partner of the firm in 1998.

Lectures

Tipu's Brahmin diwan Purniah, the "Dravidian Proof", and questions of language and casteRecent


9th February, 2017
Prof. Rajmohan Gandhi
IITGN Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence

European trading companies, diarist Ananda Ranga Pillai, and British ascendancy in the 18th century


7th February, 2017
Prof. Rajmohan Gandhi
IITGN Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence

Scientific and Technological Contributions of the Indus Civilization: Their relevance for the present


12th January, 2016
Prof. J. Mark Kenoyer
University of Wisconsin, Madison