DeMo and Lit Fests: Popular Imagination Captured 

Jaipur Literature Festival in January 2017, had a high-powered panel on titled ‘The Theater of Demonetisation’ as a creative act; as a work of creation. Polyglot Sanjeev Sanyal called the demonetization event as a leap into the dark. The theory has little to say, other than that there will be pain. The empirical perspective calls it unprecedented, without any faint clue. The Singapore example was stated again, the shock treatment was a signal to change behavior; ‘shock the system in to a new space’. While Social Scientist Shiv Vishwanathan explores a different metaphor- that of a B grade Bollywood movie, which is badly scripted. It is a failure of story telling, the good professor quipped.


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