Office of Global Engagement

The 2014 Elections and India's New Government

October 16, 2014

A Panel Discussion 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

Rahul Pandita is a Senior Editor with The Hindu, one of India's leading newspapers. He is a conflict writer, who has reported extensively from war zones, including Iraq and Sri Lanka. His vast experience in reporting on India's Maoist insurgency has resulted in two books: Hello, Bastar: The Untold Story of India's Maoist Movement and The Absent State. He is also the author of the best-selling memoir on Kashmir, Our Moon has Blood Clots. He is the recipient of the International Red Cross Award for conflict reporting. He lives in a Delhi.

Prerna Singh is Mahatma Gandhi Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies and faculty fellow at the Watson Institute, and co-convenor of the Brown-Harvard-MIT Joint Seminar in South Asian Politics. Her book, Collective Identity and the Common Good: Subnationalism and Social Development in India, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

Ashutosh Varshney is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and directs the Brown-IndiaInitiative. His books include Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India (2002)and most recently Battles Half Won: India's Improbable Democracy (2013).  He is a contributing editor for The Indian Express.