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Suman Guha Mozumder, journalist for the diasporic magazine India Abroad, covered the Brown-India Initiative’s two-day Seminar on September 19th and 20th that featured talks by economists Amartya Sen and Ruchir Sharma.

The joint Brown-Harvard-MIT South Asian Politics Seminar begins its Fall 2013 series with a talk by Berkeley professor of political science Pradeep Chhibber, whose work focuses on Indian politics and party systems. Please join us at MIT this Friday, September 27th.

Read Ashutosh Varshney's op-ed on the Muzaffarnagar riots in the Indian Express

What do the Muzaffarnagar riots teach us about ourselves? It has been widely argued by political scientists that as incomes rise, communal discontent declines. So why should it be that the politicians remain so invested in actually fomenting communal trouble? A special debate on The Buck Stops Here.

Ruchir Sharma, Head of Global Macro and Emerging Markets at Morgan Stanley will present as part of the Brown-India Initiative Seminar

Listen to Nobel Laureate & Harvard Economist, Amartya Sen, speak about his new book.

The domestic origins of India's economic problems lie in the clash between democracy and capitalism.

Tucker's fusion of Indian Classical Music and Jazz is not to be missed! Reception to follow.

Professor Varshney asks the question, "Is India’s food security ordinance supportable?"

The numbers don't add up, without a pooling of anti-Congress votes.