Text Speeches

Aug 7, 2018

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT LAUNCH OF THE BOOK ‘A SHORT HISTORY OF PERSIAN LITERTATURE : AT THE BAHAMANI, THE ADILSHAHI AND THE QUTUBSHAHI COURTS – DECCAN ON AUGUST 7, 2018, AT 6.30 PM AT INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI.

Persian Literature in the Deccan States It is not often that a PhD thesis, written and published many decades earlier, is republished. For this reason[...]

Aug 1, 2018

We and Our Neighbours: Some Thoughts on Security and Regional Cooperation

NDC – August 1, 2018 I thank the Commandant and the Senior Directing Staff of the National Defence College of India for inviting me today to share m[...]

Jul 18, 2018

LAUNCH OF THE BOOK ‘DARE I QUESTION’ ON JULY 17, 2018 REMARKS BY SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI

The book before the reading public is a collection of two sets of speeches made by me: the first covers a selection from those made in the last year o[...]

Jul 1, 2018

ADDRESS OF SHRI M.HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK AUTHORED BY PROF. SUMANTRA BOSE ON AUGUST 1, 2018 AT 3.30 PM AT INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI.

This is an unusual book. It is a study of two states, their systems of governance not in terms of institutions but in the evolution of their ideologie[...]

Apr 19, 2018

ADDRESS OF SHRI HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK ‘DAWN OF THE SOLAR AGE: AN END TO GLOBAL WARMING AND TO FEAR’ AUTHORED BY SHRI PREM SHANKER JHA ON APRIL 19, 2018, AT 6.00 PM, AT IIC, NEW DELHI

Solar Age This is a book on futurology, but in the realm of the doable. It is about climate change, about the threat of global warming, about the warn[...]

Mar 21, 2018

ADDRESS OF HON’BLE SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, CANBERRA, ON MARCH 21, 2018.

India and Islamic Civilization: Contributions and Challenges Allow me to begin with some recollections. In the 80s of the last century, I spent four h[...]

Feb 28, 2018

THIRD ANNUAL LECTURE OF THE CENTRE POLICY ANALYSIS DELIVERED BY SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, HON’BLE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, ORGANISED BY CENTRE FOR POLICY ANALYSIS, AT IIC, ON 22ND FEBRUARY, 2018.

Our Culture: Composite and Unique                       I am honoured to be invited to deliver the Third Annual Lecture of the C[...]

Feb 16, 2018

GANDHI PEACE FOUNDATION – JANUARY 30, 2018

गांधी कौन था? मोहम्मद हामिद अंसारी (पूर्व उप-राष्ट्रपति, भ[...]

Jan 30, 2018

MAHATMA GANDHI  MEMORIAL LECTURE DELIVERED BY THE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, ORGANISED BY GANDHI PEACE FOUNDATION AT NEW DELHI ON JANUARY 30, 2018. 

 WHO WAS GANDHI?  It was Albert Einstein who observed on the occasion of Mahatma’s 70th birthday that future generations will scarcely believe t[...]

Nov 29, 2017

ADDRESS OF THE HON’BLE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, AT THE SEMINAR ON PROBLEM OF POVERTY AND INEQUALITY IN MAHARASHTRA ORGANISED BY ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC EQUALITY AT NAGPUR ON SUNDAY 26, 2017.

Prof. Sukhdeo Thorat,   Distinguished guests,   Ladies and gentlemen   In a moment of weakness many months back I succumbed to the request of m[...]