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Indian Democracy's Ferocious Faultlines


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Editor's note: Unfortunately the last few minutes of the question and answer session are missing from the podcast.

Speaker(s): Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Patrick French, Professor Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor Sunil Khilnani
Chair: Dr Ramchandra Guha

Recorded on 12 March 2012 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

This panel will focus on the underside of Indian democracy, as visible in, among other things, the insurgencies in Kashmir; a Maoist rebellion in the heart of India; growing inequalities between rich and poor; and the massively high rates of corruption within government.

Mukulika Banerjee is a reader in anthropology at the Department of Anthropology, LSE.

Patrick French is the author of Liberty or Death and India: a portrait.

Maitreesh Ghatak is Professor of Economics at LSE.

Sunil Khilnani is director of King's College London's India Institute.

Dr Ramchandra Guha is Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS for 2011-2012.

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