The Great March of India's Democracy
Friday, 1 February
Speakers: Taylor Sherman, Karamjit Singh, S.Y. Quraishi
Chair: Mukulika Banerjee
The Election Commission of India celebrates its
70th anniversary in 2019, as it prepares for the 17th Lok Sabha elections. The Great March of Democracy (2019) celebrates seven decades of the Election Commission’s excellence in conducting free and fair elections in the world's largest democracy.
Taylor Sherman is Associate Professor in International History, LSE
Karamjit Singh is a Former Member of the Electoral Commission, UK,
S.Y. Quraishi (@DrSYQuraishi) is Former Chief Election Commissioner
Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director of the South Asia Centre, and Associate Professor in Anthropology at LSE.
Contributors from the UK include Mukulika Banerjee (LSE), Taylor Sherman (LSE), Meghnad Desai (LSE & House of Lords), Bhikhu Parekh (House of Lords), and Karamjit Singh CBE (Former Member of the Electoral Board, UK).
This event is in collaboration with Bridge India (@BridgeIndiaOrg), National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK (@NISAU_UK), Indian Journalists’ Association (@ijaeurope) and Indian Young Professionals Network.
This event was recorded via Facebook live, which can be watched by clicking the links below.