Past Events

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SUHELDEV: The King Who Saved India

Date/Time: Wednesday, 11 November/4-5:30pm UK Time.

Author Amish Tripathi (@authoramish),  Director, Nehru Centre, London, and author of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India will be in conversation with Nilanjan Sarkar Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre, whose research interest is in the history of medieval India. 

This event is part of the 100 Foot Journey Club, held in collaboration with the High Commission of India in the UK.

Please click here to watch a recording of the event. 


26 November 2019

'Interpreting the Constitution of India'

To mark India’s Constitution Day, the South Asia Centre discussed how the lengthiest national constitution of the world has evolved to become more meaningful and relevant to the citizens of the country.

Speaker: Chintan Chandrachud (@Chintan_dc) is the author of Balanced Constitutionalism: Courts and Legislatures in India and the United Kingdom (2017), and The Cases that India Forgot (forthcoming, 2019).

Discussant: Gautam Bhatia (@gautambhatia88), Balliol College, University of Oxford. He is the author of  Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution (2016) & The Transformative Constitution: A Radical Biography in Nine Acts (2019).

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director of the South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE.

To listen to the podcast, click here

This event was part of the 100 Foot Journey Club & held in collaboration with the High Commission of India in the UK.


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22 March 2018

‘Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji: Understanding the Sacred Word’

Opening Remarks: H.E. Mr Y K Sinha (High Commissioner of India to the UK)

Speakers: James Hegarty (Cardiff), Prabhkirt Singh Seyan (Watford Sikh Assoc.), Pritam Singh, (Oxford Brookes University), and M P S Bedi (P C Pirthi Bedi Foundation)

Chair: Nilanjan Sarkar (LSE)


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13 November-7 December 2017

'Law and Nationhood: India at 70'

Exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of India's independence.

Co-curators: Nilanjan Sarkar (LSE) and Charlotte de Mille (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London) 

This event was held in collaboration with The Courtauld Institute, London and the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.


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6 March 2017

Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India

Speaker: Shashi Tharoor (Member of Parliament, Government of India)

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (LSE)



25 February 2017

'Transforming India: Vision for the Next Decade'

Speaker: Arun Jaitley (Minister for Finance, Government of India)

Chair: Simeon Djankov (LSE)

This event is in collaboration with the LSE Financial Markets Group.


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24 November 2016

'The Meaning & Relevance of the Indian Constitution'

Speakers: LSE Students Debate Competition 

Chairs: Dinesh K. Patnaik (Deputy High Commissioner of india to the UK); Mukulika Banerjee (LSE); Nilanjan Sarkar (LSE)


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23 November 2016

Cities of Empire

Speaker: Rt Hon. Tristram Hunt (Shadow Secretary of State for Education, UK)

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (LSE)


mantras for success

16 June 2016

Mantras For Success: India’s Greatest CEOs Tell You How to Win

Speakers: Suhel Seth (Counselage India), Rt Hon. Jo Johnson (Minister for Universities & Science, UK) and H. E. Navtej Sarna (High Commissioner of India to the UK).

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (LSE). 


Sumit Guha

6 June 2016

‘The Indian Village: Romantic Images versus Historical Realities’

Speaker: Sumit Guha, Profesor in History, University of texas at Austin.

Moderator: Edward Simpson, Professor in Anthropology, School of Oriental & african Studies, London.

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (LSE) 

This event was in collaboration with The Nehru Centre, London.


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13 May 2016

‘The Wonder that is Indian Elections: Challenges & the Way Ahead’

Speaker: S Y Quraishi  (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India) 

Chair: Mukulika Banerjee (LSE) 

In partnership with the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK and Pravasi Bharat.


Raghuram Rajan

10 May 2016

‘Rethinking the Global Monetary System’

Speakers: Raghuram Rajan (Governor, Reserve Bank of India) & H. E. Navtej Sarna (High Commisioner of India to the UK).

Chair: Erik Berglof (LSE)