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Research Support

Democracy, Authoritarianism and Nationalism: India in Comparative Perspective

March 22, 2024 at 4:00pm5:30pm

Maxwell Hall, Maxwell Auditorium

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The State of Democracy Lecture Series welcomes Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University.

He was previously vice-chancellor of Ashoka University and president at the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi. He has published widely in political theory, history of ideas, Indian
constitutional law, and politics in India. He is the author of “The Burden of
Democracy” (Penguin 2003) and has produced several edited volumes. He is
(most recently) co-editor with Madhav Khosla and Sujit Choudhary of “The Oxford
Handbook to the Indian Constitution.”

His forthcoming work looks at
philosophical ideas about religion in 20th-century India. He is also a fellow
of the British Academy and SSRC Fellow for 2020. His
policy experience includes being convenor of the prime minister of India’s
Knowledge Commission (2005-2007) and member of India’s National Security
Advisory Board.

This event is co-sponsored by the
South Asia Center in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

This event was first published on February 7, 2024 and last updated on May 9, 2024.

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