Fall 2012 Brown-India Initiative Seminars

Brown-India Initiative Seminars

Brown-India seminars are the centerpiece of the Initiative. Through this series of public lectures, the India Initiative facilitates a convergence of figures from across the lines of academia, civil society, literature, public policy, and journalism to contribute to the discourse on contemporary India.

The seminars featured on this page demonstrate the interdisciplinary approach of the Brown-India Initiative and  constitute a comprehensive archive of the series with links to video recording of the events when available.

Fall 2012


Friday, November 30, 2012


Emmanuel Teitelbaum, George Washington University
"Low-Profile Resources and Insurgent Violence: Evidence from India"

[VIDEO]

Friday, November 2, 2012


Simon Chauchard, Dartmouth
"Do Electoral Quotas Affect Beliefs about the Scheduled Castes? Evidence from Rural India"

[VIDEO]

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rachel Dwyer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

"Filming the Gods: Hindu Religious Genres and Myth Making in Hindi Cinema"

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"Islamicate or Islamophobic?: Muslims in Hindi Cinema"


Friday, October 19, 2012


Barkha Dutt, Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow
"The Unquiet Land: Exploring India's Fault Lines"

[VIDEO]

Friday, October 12. 2012


Rana Dasgupta, Novelist
"Intimations of Futurity: Delhi, New Elites and the World"

[VIDEO]

Friday, October 5, 2012


Uday S. Mehta, City University of New York Graduate School
"Gandhi's Ambivalence Towards Democracy"

[VIDEO]

Friday, September 28, 2012


S.M. Krishna, External Affairs Minister of India
Brown-India Initiative Inaguration

[VIDEO]

Friday, September 21, 2012


Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University
"Soccer and Collective Identity in Colonial Calcutta"

[VIDEO]