Spring 2013 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.

Spring 2013


Friday, May 3, 2013


Yogendra Yadav, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies; Brown-India Initiative Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow
“The Idea of Equality in 20th Century India”

[VIDEO]

Friday, April 5, 2013


Ananya Vajpeyi, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
“B.R Ambedkar: Reshaping the Political Imagination in Modern India”

[VIDEO]

Friday, March 15, 2013


Gyanendra Pandey, Emory
"Modern Prejudice: 'Vernacular' and 'Universal'"

[VIDEO]

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Ruby Lal, Emory
"Coming of Age in Nineteenth-Century India: The Girl-Child and the Art of Playfulness"

[VIDEO]

Friday, March 8, 2013


Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
"Citizen Claim-Making Strategies in Rural Rajasthan: Who Makes Demands for Public Services and How?"

Friday, February 15, 2013


Thad Dunning, Yale
"Parties, Caste, and Distribution in India: Grassroots Political Mobilization in Cross-State Perspective"

Monday, February 4, 2013


Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to the US
"America's 'Asian Pivot:' the View from India"

[VIDEO COMING SOON!]


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