News and Events


Professor Varshney’s most recent article engages the contemporary debate on Nehru’s economic legacy.

Student Spotlight: David Adler '14 talks to the Brown-India Initiative about his research on in-situ slum rehabilitation at the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi under Professor Patrick Heller, Yashas Vaidya (Brown, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology), and Subhadra Banda (CPR).

Professor Varshney's latest column considers how to assess Nehru's place in history. (November 2012)

Join us on Friday November 30th at 2:00 P.M. in the Joukowsky Forum at the Watson Institute for a talk by Emmanuel Teitelbaum, George Washington University, on "Low Profile Resources and Insurgent Violence: Evidence from India"

The O.P. Jindal Distinguished Lecture Series presents: Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist, World Bank on Friday November 9th and Friday November 16th at 2:30 P.M. at the Joukowsky Forum at the Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St.

Brown Professor Patrick Heller writes about the role and value of civil society, compared with political society, to democratic life in contemporary India.

The Great Bare Mat & Exchange at the Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, presents "What does Accumulation Do To Us?" featuring Bhrigupati Singh (Anthropology and International Studies, Brown) Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 1 P.M. at the Gardner Museum.

Join us at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, November 2nd, for a talk by Simon Chauchard, Dartmouth, on "Do Electoral Quotas Affect Beliefs About the Scheduled Castes? Evidence From Rural India." A discussion and reception will follow.

Anthropology and Brown-India Initiative Present: "Filming the gods: Hindu religious genres and myth making in Hindi cinema," with Rachel Dwyer, SOAS. Thursday, 10/25, 12:00 pm at the Joukowsky Forum at the Watson Institute.

Come celebrate the life of one of Bollywood's greatest directors, Yash Chopra, with Barkha Dutt and Rachel Dwyer