It’s a conversation that consumes our current national imagination.
And there are few people better equipped, ideologically and intellectually, to take on the thorny questions of nationalism and political engagement than Nayantara Sahgal – Jawaharlal Nehru’s niece, Vijaylakshmi Pandit’s daughter, Indira’s cousin, and unshakeably her own person.
Nayantara’s legacy, rich as it is, is not her calling card. She has not been remote eyewitness to history, but a fierce participant in it.
Her courage and convictions, her relentless pursuit of her ideals – calling out Indira Gandhi at the height of the Emergency even as she calls out the current political dispensation – were on display at Algebra as she spoke passionately about Award Wapsi, secularism and her fight for justice.
Algebra, the Arts & Ideas Club brings together a fellowship of people who believe great cities are built not just on infrastructure but a life of the mind; who understand robust and liberal societies need the oxygen of great conversation and nuanced thinking.
At a time when we are increasingly surrounded by rage and noise, Algebra is a live and continuous space for people to come together for a genuine exchange of ideas and exposure to issues; where new seeds could be sparked, fresh perspectives formed, and intelligent connections made.
Algebra – the Arts and Ideas Club is designed to host almost 35 engagements over the year with topline thinkers and practitioners from almost every discipline that impacts human affairs: politics, economy, environment, spirituality, cinema, medicine, science, technology, music, media, literature, the arts, sports, people’s movements, et al.