The Carey Society of the United Theological College and the Student Christian Movement of India will be conducting a public lecture on March 17th at 4:30 P.M. in the Tagore Hall of the United Theological College, Bangalore to commemorate and celebrate the 31st anniversary of Prof. Arvind P. Nirmal's Carey Society address of 1981 in the UTC. The public lecture titled "Now we will have the Dalit perspective: Dissecting the Politics of Identity" will be delivered by Rev. Philip Vinod Peacock, Associate Professor of Theology, Ethics and Social Analysis, Bishop's College, Kolkata.
The now famous Carey Society lecture of 1981 by Prof. Nirmal strengthened the cause of looking at theological studies in India from a totally different view point. Dalit theology came into focus as not just a branch but a discipline in itself. UTC has over the years kept up this tradition of lectures as part of the Carey Society and this year the Carey Society co-ordination committee decided to remember the path breaking Carey Society address by Prof. Nirmal by asking a young and promising theologian in India to speak on the occassion.