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Revealing Indian Philanthropy

Book Launch

Monday 10th June 2013, 6pm to 7.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Keynote: Mrs Rajashree Birla titled Family Philanthropy: The Culture of Trusteeship

Speakers: Mr Dweep Chanana, Dr Ruth Kattumuri and Mr Gautam Kumar

Chair: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern

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From supporting the establishment of modern India to the innovative work of recent years, philanthropy has played, and continues to play, a critical role in the development of India. As the country is set to become one of the world’s leading producers of wealth it should therefore come as no surprise if it also takes the lead in philanthropy. However, philanthropy in the country remains largely unknown compared to other leading philanthropic nations. To mark the launch of the new book Revealing Indian Philanthropy which is available for download, this event will discuss the imaginative culture of giving in India and explore the influences shaping its future.

Mrs Rajashree Birla is Chairperson of the Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development and wife of late Aditya Vikram Birla. The Aditya Birla Group is one of India’s largest conglomerates; it traces its origins to GD Birla, a contemporary and supported of Mahatma Gandhi and one of India’s earliest industrialists and philanthropists.

Mr Dweep Chanana is Director in the Philanthropy and Value-based Investing team at UBS, AG

Dr Ruth Kattumuri is Co-Director of the LSE India Observatory.

Mr Gautam Kumar is Head, Global South Asia, UBS Wealth Management.

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern is the IG Patel Chair of Economics and Government and Director of the LSE India Observatory.

Additional Information

This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required. To register please email arc@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7615.