Brown University dedicated the academic year of 2009-2010 as the Year of India, with an exciting program of major public lectures, cultural events, academic conferences, multimedia, and other explorations of India and its dramatic rise on the world stage. The Year of India aimed to advance the understanding of India's people, culture, economy, and politics - and their growing impact around the world. It also served as a catalyst for the future, deepening India's enduring presence at Brown - and Brown's in India - through increased scholarship and collaboration.

This website provides a virtual tour of the Year of India. It is no longer an operational site, but rather an archive of the events of 2009-2010.

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6/8/10: The University's Year of India, now concluded, has left an imprint at Brown and beyond. The program has served as a catalyst for the future by deepening India's enduring presence at Brown - and Brown's in India - through expanded scholarship and collaboration. In years to come, new partnerships and programs will augment the University's India-related research and teaching capacities. Several developments have been announced, and more planning is underway.

Related Developments

10/19/09: A prestigious award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a doctoral program focused on the causes and consequences of inequality in developing countries will advance the study of India at Brown.The program will focus on four countries in the midst of rapid change – Brazil, China, India, and South Africa – with [...]

Student Activities

6/8/10: This summer, Brown undergraduate fellowship recipients will work in India on projects ranging from community health to information technology services. Six Brown undergraduates will participate in the fifth year of the CV Starr Program in Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship’s (COE) internship in India program. They will have the opportunity to develop their own workplace skills [...]

From the Archives

12/31/1872: The University’s library offers extensive Indian census data. Its collection goes back to 1872, with the latest 2001 census uploaded in an easy to use database in the Data Center at the Rockefeller Library. Variables such as caste can be researched down to the district level. Micro-samples are available for various years as well. [...]