A two-day International Conference titled 'Visual South Asia: Anthropological Explorations of Media and Culture' began at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban auditorium of Dhaka university on Wednesday.
Department of Anthropology of DU and the department of Sociology of South Asian University, India jointly organised the event in cooperation with Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP).
DU vice-chancellor professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated it as the chief guest and stressed the need for development of sense of truth pragmatism.
He said teachers, students and researchers have to seek truth, unearth truth, protect truth and fight for the truth. Visual character and visual presentation ensure truthful depiction of any event, issue, location or situation.
DU Anthropology Department Professor Dr Saifur Rashid delivered the welcome address.
Presided over by DU Anthropology Department Chairperson Hasan A Shafie, the program was attended, among others, by HEQEP director Dr Gauranga Chandra Mohanta, professor of Curtin University Australia Dr Bob Pokrant, professor of Oxford University of UK Dr Marcus Banks and professor of South Asian University of India Dr Dev Pathak.