Jul 01, 2019
Mr. Nusrat Amin’s Interaction with students of ASCE
On April 22, 2019, the Area Study Centre for Europe organized a dialogue on the theme titled, ‘Art, Society, and Politics: Glimpses of Inter-relationship; European and Western Perspective’. Renowned journalist Mr. Nusrat Amin was invited to conduct the session. The participants, which included students, faculty members, and guests associated with the academia, enthusiastically engaged in an exchange of views that encompassed not only contemporary artistic and cultural milieu but also its evolution since the beginning of human aesthetic consciousness.
It was held that depth of man's imagination that over the millennia has been fundamental in its existential furnishing. He had been able to master his dwelling. Art, society, and politics are closely related or it could be stated that the social element in its significantly refined form gave birth to the other two. Man had been devising modes of communitarian living in order to offset the brutality of primitive individualism. Just as a human body functioned in a symmetrical harmony, human beings had attempted to replicate this balance amongst themselves. Perhaps, all of our recorded history narrated the trials we had had to face in this quest of a sound societal equilibrium, a positive stalemate between reason and passion; the former was crucial for material stability while the latter sustained our artistic expressions.
Mr. Amin touched upon Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, Percy Shelley, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, and Oscar Wilde. He described how their oeuvres reflected the socio-cultural ambiance of their times, and that some of them remain as relevant as if they were written a few years back.