Deleuze Studies in India Collective (in association with the Centre for Social Theory, TISS) is very pleased to announce the five-day Camp and Conference on Aesthetics and the Political in Contemporary India: Deleuzian Explorations to be held at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India from February 13 to 17, 2017. This is the second initiative of Deleuze Studies in India Collective (DSIC) after the highly successful first such conference organized at Manipal University in 2015. The registration details will be announced shortly.

The contemporary world has been going through challenging times in the domains of communication, controls and becomings. In particular, the transitions marked by the webs of controls have expanded over the past few decades, irrespective of the governments in power, throwing the lives of the common men, their every day life practices, in particular, the environment, the sectors of education and social welfare, among others, out of gear.

There is a dire need to at this juncture to engage with the contemporary issues before the common man with the Deleuzian-Guattarian prism on controls and becomings.