News and Events


"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)
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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.

The joint Brown-Harvard-MIT South Asian Politics Seminar concludes its Fall 2013 lecture series with a talk by Princeton professor of politics and international affairs Gary Bass, whose work focuses on human rights and international justice. Please join us at Harvard this Friday.

India Initiative director Ashutosh Varshney analyzes the threat of corruption to opportunity in India.
Ashutosh Varshney
India Initiative Professors Patrick Heller and Ashutosh Varshney will give a talk titled "Brown-India Initiative: Key Themes and Objectives" at 11am on May 26th at Brown.