India Events Archive



India's Greatest CEOs by Suhel Seth

Thursday 16th June 2016


Old Theatre, Old Building, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

Speakers: Suhel Seth, Rt Hon. Jo Johnson and H.E. Navtej Sarna

You are invited to the launch of Suhel Seth's new book India's Greatest CEOs.

The book will be launched by The Rt Hon. Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, followed by a panel discussion including H.E. Navtej Sarna, Hon'ble High Commissioner of India to the UK and the author. 

The event is free and open to all, but please RSVP  to Tim Aldcroft if you wish to attend.

Suhel was recently interviewed by Saanya Gulati, for the South Asia @ LSE blog. You can read the article here.

This is a '100 Foot Journey Club’ (#100FJC) event, jointly organised by the LSE South Asia Centre and the High Commission of India, London.

Beyond Caste

Beyond Caste: Identity and Power in South Asia, Past and Present

South Asia Centre public lecture

Tuesday 7th June

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Alumni Theatre, NAB

Speaker: Sumit Guha

Chair: Tirthankar Roy

Sumit Guha will be giving a public lecture based on his book ‘Beyond Caste: Identity and Power in South Asia, Past and Present’(Brill 2013), which tracks the long history of the practices amalgamated under the label of caste and shows their connection to changing patterns of social and political power down to the present. It frames caste as an involuted and complex form of ethnicity and explains why it persisted under non-Hindu rulers and in non-Hindu communities across South Asia.

The lecture is open to all however there are a limited number of places, so please email to confirm your attendance. 


The Indian Village: Romantic Images versus Historical Realities Lecture  

South Asia Centre Public Lecture as part of the '100 Foot Journey Club' (#100FJC)

Monday 6th June 

6:30pm - 8:00pm 

Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London, W1K 1HF

Speaker: Sumit Guha 

Chair: Ed Simpson

This lecture will review the realities of Indian village life and its social and political setting  up to the late twentieth century. 
The event is free to attend and open to all.

Click here for more information

Sumathi Rumaswamy

“India is Indira, Indira is India.” M. F. Husain and the aesthetics of India’s Emergency, June 1975

The South Asia Centre 1st Anniversary lecture

Tuesday 31st May


Wolfson Theatre, NAB

Speaker: Sumathi Ramaswamy

Through M F Husain's painting 'India June 1975: The Triptych in the Life of a Nation', Ramaswarmy will explore the place of the visual artist in sustaining and deepening India’s much-vaunted democracy.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

Please email  if you have any queries


The Wonder that is Indian Elections, Challenges & the Way Ahead

Hundred Foot Journey Club (#100FJC) event, in partnership with the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK and Pravasi Bharat.

Friday 13th May 2016

6:00pm - 8:00pm

High Commission of India, India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA

SpeakersDr S Y Quraishi and Dr Mukulika Banerjee

A conversation with the Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr S Q Quraishi, led by Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Director of the LSE South Asia Centre and author of Why India Votes.

The Hundred Foot Journey Club (#100FJC) is a collaboration of the High Commission of India and the LSE South Asia Centre.

The National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK is the pan-UK body representing youth of Indian origin in the UK.

It is the umbrella body of India and India-related societies at universities across the UK.Pravasi Bharat was formed to increase the participation of Indian diaspora in the Indian elections.  

Raghuram Rajan

Rethinking the Global Monetary System

An Institute of Global Affairs public lecture

Tuesday 10 May 2016


Old Theatre, Old Building

Speaker: Dr  Raghuram Rajan

Chair: Professor Erik Berglof

This was the inaugural event for the ‘100 Foot Journey Club’ (#100FJC ), a collaboration between the High Commission of India and the LSE South Asia Centre.

Click here to see event storify and here for the video/podcast.

For more details about the event click here. 

Swetha Rao Dhananka

Of Housing and Politics: Mapping political opportunities for mobilising in Bangalore, India.

A South Asia Centre research presentation and discussion.

Wednesday 16th March



Speaker: Dr Swetha Rao Dhananka 

What are the conditions for the emergence of a social movement on the issue of adequate housing for the urban poor in the city of Bangalore? Swetha Rao Dhananka will discuss her research into the articulation of political opportunities given by the Indian post-colonial, legal and policy framework with the action repertoires of differently resourced civil society organisations.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion session around the themes raised by the research. 

Swetha Rao Dhananka is a post-doc fellow sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation and hosted by UCL’s Development Planning Unit and the Indian Institute for Human Settlements in Bangalore, India. She received the faculty prize from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) for her doctoral research on Politics and Housing for Bangalore’s urban poor.

India Summit 2016

LSE India Summit 2016

Thursday 28-Saturday 30 January 2016

Cidade de Goa & The International Centre Goa

The three day event will include four panel discussions, alongside an exhibition of rare documents from the archives of the Reserve Bank of India, and two specially curated talks by Serbian political thinker Srdja Popovic and award-winning novelist Amitav Ghosh.

Details on panels and speakers here.

Register on the Difficult Dialogues website here

DSC prize

DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Shortlisting Announcement

An LSE South Asia Centre event

Thursday 26 November 2015
Shaw Library, LSE

More event details and information about the DSC Prize here.


Lord Meghnad Desai - 'A Revolutionary Act: The Making of the Indian Constitution'

An LSE South Asia Centre event

Ambedkar Hall, India House, High Commission of India,WC2B 4NAIt is free to attend but please email if you would like to come

This special lecture celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution by the Government of India on 26 November 1949.  

Thursday 26 November 2015


Ambedkar Hall, India House, High Commission of India,WC2B 4NA

Indian voter

Bihar Vidhan Sabha Election Results 2015

A South Asia Centre Global Hangout Discussion

Speakers: Giles Veniers, Jeffrey Witsoe, Manisha Priyam, Milan Vaishnav, Neelanjan Sircar, Pranav Gupta, Sarthak Bagchi

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee

To see the video of the converstion clik here

Monday 9 November 2015
9.04, Tower 2, LSE


Photograph of Professor Amaryta Sen

In conversation with Amartya Sen

A South Asia Centre public conversation

Speaker: Professor Amartya Sen
Chair: Professor Lord Stern

Friday 6 November 2015
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Podcast available here


Details here. 

Dushyant Dave

Justice, Accountability and Human Rights in India

In partnership with LSE Human Rights  and the India Study Group

Speaker: Dushyant Dave
Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt

Wednesday 21 October 2015
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Podcast available here.

Shobhana Bhartia

Shobhana Bhartia in conversation with Mukulika Banerjee

A South Asia Centre public conversation

Speaker: Shobhana Bhartia
Chair: Mukulika Banerjee

Tuesday 13 October 2015
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Podcast and video available here.