GUWAHATI, Feb 25 - The Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development (OKDISCD), the premier social science research institute of Northeast India, has proposed to hold two lectures concerning the Indian society and the polity of both India and Pakistan, on February 27 at its conference hall.
The lectures will be delivered by eminent social scientists Dr Veena Talwar Oldenburg and Dr Philip Oldenburg. While Dr Talwar Oldenburg, a feminist historian of the colonial period who taught at City University of New York, will speak on the theme �The evolution of dowry from safety net to noose,� Dr Oldenburg, a political scientist, who has specialised in the comparative politics of South Asia, will speak on the topic �Why India is a democracy and Pakistan is not.�
The lecture of Dr Talwar Oldenburg is scheduled to start at 2.30 pm and continue till 4 pm. The lecture of Dr Oldenburg is scheduled to start at 4.30 pm and continue till 6 pm, said a press release here today.
The Institute has invited interested persons to take part in the function as audience and to interact with the speakers, the press release said.