Topic: The Paradox of India's New Prosperity
Venue: C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation Auditorium, 1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600 018
Date: Sunday, November 1st, 2009
Time: 4.30 PM
About the speaker:
Sunil Khilnani is the Starr Foundation Professor and Director, South Asia Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. His publications include Arguing Revolution: The Intellectual Left in Postwar France (Yale, 1993, German translation 1995)), Civil Society: History and Possibilities (with Sudipta Kaviraj: Cambridge, 2001), and The Idea of India (3rd Edition, Penguin, 2003) – translated into several languages, most recently Arabic.
Sunil Khilnani was formerly Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London and was a visiting Professor of Politics at Seikei University, Tokyo. He has been a Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge; has held a Leverhulme Fellowship and has been Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. He has served one the editorial boards of Economy and Society, Critique Internationale, and Political Quarterly, and is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Study in Nantes. He was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and King’s College, Cambridge. He is at work on a study of Jawaharlal Nehru, and on a history of democracy in India.