Chennai Mathematical Institute

Seminars, Workshops and Conferences

                        Literary Seminar

The Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) has been accorded the
status of a "Deemed to be University" under Section 3 of the UGC
Act 1956. One of the goals of CMI is to set up a Humanities Depar
tment. In this context, a Literary Seminar will be held on
Saturday, October 13, 2007, at the campus of CMI from 10.00 a.m. 
onwards. The seminar will discuss aspects of Literature and
Creative Writing in the context of a Humanities programme.

The Programme will be as follows: 

10.00  Welcome by Prof. Madhavan Mukund, CMI 
       Introduction by Prof. C.S. Seshadri, Director, CMI 

10.30  Teaching Humanities to Techies and others: 
       Why creative writing courses make sense 
       by Dr. K. Srilata, Professor, IIT-M, Chennai 

11.15  Coffee & Questions 

11.30  Creating Fiction 
       by Shri Tim Murari, Novelist, Playwright & Journalist 

12.15  Enjoying Poetry 
       by Dr. Manohar Samuel, Professor, MCC 

13.00  Address
       by Shri N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu 

13.30  Lunch 

14.00  Touching the World with a Column
       by Shri Robert Clements, Columnist 

14.45  Address 
       by Shri Kalyanam, 
       Freedom Fighter and former Secretary to Mahatma Gandhi 

15.15  Coffee & Questions 

15.30  Thanks & Farewell