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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

Democracy in India Today

Public Lecture followed by a Panel Discussion

The University of Zurich, with the generous support of the Mercator Foundation Switzerland, has recently established a new chair for modern Indian/South Asian Studies. We  invite you to join us to learn more about what we are doing at our newly expanded department.

Date and time: 8 November 2017, 17:00 – 20:00

Location: RAA Aula, Ramistrasse 59, 8001, Zurich

Patrick French, a leading public intellectual on Indian affairs, will deliver a keynote lecture on what makes Indian democracy unique, and on the recent rise to power of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).  The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion on the condition of Indian democracy with Patrick French, Mukulika Banerjee, Angelika Malinar, Nicolas Martin, and Katharina Michaelowa.

You will find more detailed information on the program: Flyer (PDF, 200 KB)

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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies - Department of Indian Studies