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Join OP Jindal Distinguished Lecturer Jairam Ramesh at Harvard University, where he will speak about India's Maoist Insurgency Challenge. Friday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. | Weatherhead Center, Harvard University

Join us on Wednesday, November 19 for the second instalment of the OP Jindal Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the Brown-India Initiative. OP Jindal Distinguished Lecturer and senior leader of the Indian National Congress party, Jairam Ramesh, will be speaking on India's Growth-Ecology-Democracy Relationship. Wednesday, November 19 at 5:00 p.m. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

Join us on Monday, November 17 to welcome OP Jindal Distinguished Lecturerer and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress party, Jairam Ramesh. He will be presenting the first in a series of lectures on the Rights-Based Legislation Era in India 2004-14. Please note: This is the first in a series of two lectures by Jairam Ramesh for the Fall 2014 OP Jindal Lecture Series presented by the Brown-India Initiative. Join us again on Wednesday, November 19 for the second lecture: "India's Growth-Ecology-Democracy Relationship" (5:00 p.m., Salomon Center, Room 001). Monday, November 17 at 5:00 p.m. Alumnae Hall, Crystal Room

Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development. | Join us on Friday, November 7 in welcoming Sunila Kale, Assistant Professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. She will be presenting on the research of her first book, Electrifying India (2014), which compares the politics of electrification in the states of Maharashtra, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh. | Friday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. | Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics | Birkelund Board Room, Watson Institute

The Brown-India Seminar Presents: Citizenship and Public Service Delivery: Evidence from Bangalore | Join us to learn about the recent research of Patrick Heller (Sociology) and Ashutosh Varshney (Political Science), which the team has conducted with their NGO research partner Janaagraha. Friday, October 31, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute | Reception to follow

Communal violence is back in India. Why? How far would riots go? Professor Ashutosh Varshney's latest Indian Express column analyzes the recent developments and future possibilities.

The Brown-India Seminar Presents: The 2014 Elections and India's New Government A panel with: Rahul Pandita, Senior Editor, The Hindu Prerna Singh, Political Science Ashutosh Varshney, Political Science Friday, October 17, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute Reception to Follow

The second half of the Brown-India Initiative Fellows' presentations on their summer research and experiences in India. Last semester, the Initiative awarded over $92,000 to seven undergraduate students, six graduate students and two faculty members who undertook projects throughout India over the summer. Join us for part 2 of the students' presentations on their research and experiences over the summer in India, from working with Rainwater for Humanity in Kerala to studying the various development regimes in India. They will present on Friday, September 26 and Friday, October 10. Lunch will be provided.

Join us on Monday, October 6 to watch De Sidere 7, an experimental work that interweaves performance, dance, poetry, storytelling and text to reflect upon aspects of desire. Shot in Bangalore, it is conceived as a videocontemplation: a formally plural, multilayered composition intended to be experienced as an integrated whole. Lata Mani, a Bangalore based cultural critic will be leading the videocontemplation after the screening. Monday, October 6 at 5:00 p.m. Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center

On Friday October 3rd, Akshay Mangla, Assistant Professor in the Business, Government and International Economy Unit at Harvard University, will be speaking to us about Education in India. His current research examines the governance of public services in rural India, particularly in the education sector, and his lecture is titled, "Bureaucratic Politics and Democratic Rights: Forging a Right to Education in India" Part of the joint seminar on South Asian Politics series Friday, Ocotober 3 at 2:00 p.m. McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute