News and Events

Brown-India Initiative and the Anthropology Department present Dr. Madhulika Banerjee, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi. "Politics of Knowledge: Ayurveda in Contemporary India" Monday, May 13 at 4 PM McKinney Conference Room Watson Institute for International Studies 111 Thayer St Reception to follow at 5:30 PM in the South Common Room.

A brand new podcast from Almirah Radio features an interview with Brown University Professor Patrick Heller. Listen now!

Yogendra Yadav is the Spring 2013 Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow.

In Tuesday's issue of the Indian Express, Professor Ashutosh Varshney reflects on the Boston Marathon bombing, and asks how could terror breed in the heart of a city so inclusive?

This week, the Brown-India Initiative presents the O.P. Jindal Distinguished Lecture Series with Ashley J. Tellis of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. On Thursday, April 25, Dr. Tellis will deliver a lecture titled “Dragon Rising: The Implications of China’s Ascendancy for India’s Security.” Please join us from 5:00-7:00 PM in Pembroke Hall, Room 305. This lecture is the first in a two-part series by Dr. Tellis on Indian security. Please also join us on Friday, April 26 at 2:30 PM in Pembroke Hall, Room 305 for the second lecture titled “Has Indian Democracy Undermined Indian Security?”

South Asian Studies Program, Brown-India Initiative, and the graduate student committee on Caste and Inequality in Urbanizing India present an exciting two-day conference at Brown University: Questioning Marginality: Dalits and Muslims in Urban India. Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19! Check out the details and view a conference program here!

Oscar-nominated, Indian-American film director Mira Nair will visit Brown on April 11th to present a pre-release screening of her latest film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The film, which stars Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland and Liev Schreiber, tells the story of a young Pakistani man educated at Princeton who, following the September 11th attacks, must negotiate the set of values he has internalized in the United States with his cultural and religious heritage.

The Brown-India Initiative Spring 2013 Seminar Series presents Ananya Vajpeyi, Associate Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. Vajpeyi will deliver a lecture titled “B.R Ambedkar: Reshaping the Political Imagination in Modern India.” Please join us on Friday, April 5, from 2:30-4:30 PM in the Joukowsky Forum at the Watson Institute for International Studies.

Professor Ashutosh Varshney contributes again to the ongoing debate about India’s evolving democratic politics in an Op Ed for the March 20 Indian Express. This latest installment in an exciting exchange of ideas about identity, inclusion, and nationhood is available now in the Indian Express epaper edition.

The Brown-India Initiative Spring 2013 Seminar Series presents Gyanendra Pandey, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History, Emory University. Professor Pandey will deliver a lecture titled “Modern Prejudice: ‘Vernacular’ and ‘Universal.’” Please join us on Friday, March 15, from 2:30-4:30 PM in Pembroke Hall, Room 305.