SLS Mirror July - August 2017 - Page 40

Talk on Bhagvad Gita by Shri Bhagyesh Jha Department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetics, School of Liberal Studies organized an expert talk on Bhagvad Gita by Shri Bhagyesh Jha on Thursday, 31st August, 2017. The students of undergraduate program of BA (Hons.), BBA (Hons.) and B.Com. (Hons.), who study World Classics as one of their courses attended the session. The session encompassed the discussion on various themes and characters depicted in the epic Mahabharata with specic reference to Bhagvad Gita. Shri Bhagyesh Jha rst created the premise of his talk and allowed students to understand the spectrum of themes present in the text with their possible alternate readings. Students enthusiastically participated in the discussion post the session bringing forth management perspective, psychological perspective, and literary aspect of the text. They tried to explore nuances of the characters and their dilemmas. Logical arguments from students further encouraged the expert to unfold the text contextualizing it in the present time. Dr. Nigam Dave, Director of the School and the course coordinator for World Classics shared his reections considering the requirement of the young audience and presented memento to the expert. Such meaningful discussion on the text then does not remain in the closed environment of the classroom but expands beyond classroom discussion engaging students into critical thinking. 38