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India at a Political Crossroads: The Countdown to the 2014 General Election

Asia Research Centre, India Observatory, LSESU SPICE, India@LSE Blog and Harvard University Press Public Lecture

Thursday 17th October 2013, 6.30pm to 8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Speaker: Sumantra Bose

Chair: Athar Hussain

A nation of 1.25 billion people composed of numerous ethnic, linguistic, religious, and caste communities, India is the world’s most diverse democracy. Drawing on his extensive fieldwork and experience of Indian politics, Sumantra Bose tells the story of democracy’s evolution in India since the 1950s - and describes the many challenges it faces in the early twenty-first century. More from the publisher »|

This event marks the publication of Professor Bose's new book Transforming India: Challenges to the World’s Largest Democracy and is supported by the LSE Asia Research Centre, LSE India Observatory, LSESU SPICE (Indian student society), India at LSE Blog and the publisher Harvard University Press.

Sumantra Bose| is professor of international and comparative politics at LSE.

Athar Hussain| is Director of the LSE Asia Research Centre.

Additional Information

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Further detail on the event webpage|.

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Transforming India: Challenges to the World's Largest Democracy