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The Brown-Harvard-MIT Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics Presents: Sandip Suk
How MNREGA Affect Rural Labor Markets and Incomes

Dennis Dalton, Professor Emeritus, Barnard College, Columbia University
The Aftermath:  Reflections on Terror and Performance
Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University

An interdisciplinary discussion of Elite Parties, Poor Voters

Ashutosh Varshney in the India Express, "India is also witnessing yet another feature typical of democracies: election victories alone, however spectacular, cannot sustain political legitimacy."

William Dalrymple, the acclaimed Scottish writer, historian, and critic, is the author of numerous articles and nine books, including his “East India Company” trilogy: White Mughals, The Last Mughal, and Return of a King: the Battle for Afghanistan. Before delivering the Brown-India Initiative’s O.P. Jindal Distinguished Lecture (the second of two such lectures this week), Dalrymple shared his thoughts on writing narrative history, and on whether he is a writer or a historian.

Join the Brown-India Initiative on Friday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. to join William Dalrymple, the OP Jindal Distinguished Lecturer for Spring 2015, for his second lecture. William Dalrymple will be presenting a lecture titled "Afghanistan: Return of a King, Redux | The lessons of a 19th century catastrophe" | Joukowsky Forum Watson Institute | Reception to Follow
Farmer illustration by C R Sasikumar
Professor Ashutosh Varshney's latest Indian Express column addresses the rising agrarian distress.

Join the Brown-India Initiative on Tuesday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m. to welcome William Dalrymple, the OP Jindal Distinguished Lecturer for Spring 2015. William Dalrymple will be presenting a lecture titled "The East India Company: The original corporate Raiders" | Joukowsky Forum Watson Institute | Reception to Follow