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Brown India Initiative Inauguration, with his Excellency the Minister for External Affairs, Government of India, Shri SM Krishna

Friday, Sept. 21: Partha Chatterjee, "Soccer and Collective Identity in Colonial Calcutta" at 2pm in the Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute.

"Moving to the City" continues Ashutosh Varshney's comparison of urbanization and development in India and China. (August 2012)
China National Highway
In "Modern Like China" Professor Varshney compares the challenges, opportunities and differences in infrastructure development between China and India. (August 2012)

Professor Varshney highlights what he sees as a "vision deficit" in both the Congress and BJP, India's largest political parties. (August 2012)

Brown Professor of Economics, Andrew Foster, presented a keynote address entitled, "Rural Economic Growth: Surmounting the Hurdles" on July 19, 2012.

Ashutosh Varshney in the Indian Express: "Money can’t really decide elections. But why does India’s poll finance remain so murky?" (July 2012)

Ashutosh Varshney in the Indian Express on the BJP's Political Strategy (June 2012)
Women queue
Bangalore: Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, a Bangalore-based non-profit organization, along with Brown University’s Brown-India Initiative will develop and publish a citizenship index to measure citizens’ involvement in Indian cities.

Capital, a non-fiction exploration of life and money in twenty-first-century Delhi, is out now in the US. The Guardian called it an ‘intense, lyrical, erudite and powerful book... Dasgupta has provided a welcome corrective to the reams of superficial travel writing describing the whimsical, the exotic, the booming or simply the poverty-stricken in India. His is a much more complex, darker story.’