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Dec 27, 2018

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE CONFERENCE ON “REBUILDING KERALA” ORGANISED BY THE KERALA STATE HIGHER EDUCATION COUNCIL AND JANAAVISHKARA WEB PORTAL AT THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA ON DECEMBER 27, 2018, AT 10.00AM

The Challenge of Reconstruction I thank the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee, Shri N. Ram and my friend Shri M.A. Baby for inviting me to inaug[...]

Dec 14, 2018

KEY NOTE ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, AT THE FOURTH PILLAR INDIA JOURNALISM WEEK ON DECEMBER 14, 2018, AT 6.15 PM AT IIC, NEW DELHI.

Democracy and the Perils of Bending Reality I thank Shri Abhimanyu Chandra and the Academe India for inviting to give the keynote address in for this [...]

Dec 4, 2018

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE CONFERENCE ON INDIA AND CENTRAL ASIA, ORGANISED BY THE IIC INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH DIVISION ON DECEMBER 4, 2018 AT IIC, NEW DELHI.

India and Central Asia I have an unenviable task, of being the last speaker in a gathering of scholars without having heard any of them! I therefore h[...]

Nov 27, 2018

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PROPORTIONAT ELECTORAL SYSTEM AN ALTERNATIVE SYSTEM FOR INDIA ORGANISED BY CERI ON NOVEMBER 27, 2018, AT 4.00 PM AT INDIAN SOCIAL INSTITUTE, NEW DELHI

Electoral Reforms Conference I am grateful to Smt Jyothi Raj for inviting me to this National Conference to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Campaign [...]

Oct 26, 2018

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK ‘BEING THE OTHER – THE MUSLIMS OF INDIA’ AUTHORED BY SHRI SAEED NAQVI ON 26TH OCTOBER, 2018, IN NEW DELHI

I congratulate Saeed Naqvi sahib for having this book, published two years earlier, translated into Urdu, Hindi, and some other of our languages. Thus[...]

Oct 13, 2018

ADDRESS OF THE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, AT THE BOOK RELEASE ‘THE SARKARI MUSSALMAN’ AUTHORED BY LT. GEN (RETD.) ZAMEERUDDIN SHAH, AT INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI.

General Zamiruddin Shah is a tried and valiant soldier and this book is a soldier’s story of a life spent in the Indian Army and later in administer[...]

Oct 13, 2018

ADDRESS OF THE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDA, SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, AT THE CONCLAVE ON ‘THE INSTITUTIONS OF INDIAN DEMOCRACY: PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE’ ON OCTOBER 13, 2018, AT INDIAN SOCIAL INSTITUTE, NEW DELHI.

It is difficult to initiate the initiated. The task given to me by this august group is daunting more so because all aspects of the subject have to be[...]

Aug 31, 2018

ADDRESS OF THE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK ‘RELIGION AS CRITIQUE’ AUTHORED BY DR. IRFAN AHMAD ON AUGUST 31, 2018, AT NEW DELHI

In life one is at times deterred by language and at others by the tyranny of terminology. Today is one such case. I was truly frightened by the sugges[...]

Aug 11, 2018

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE PREM BHATIA MEMORIAL LECTURE AT INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI ON AUGUST 11, 2018, AT 6.30 PM.

Religion, Religiosity and World OrderI deem it a great privilege to be invited to deliver the Prem Bhatia Memorial Lecture and I thank the Trustees fo[...]