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This winter break, Professor Lina Fruzzetti gave two lectures in India. The first, held at IIT Gandinagar on January 5th 2015, was titled "Construction of Gender - The meaning of liberty and independence". The second talk was on "Thinking ethnographically about liberty and freedom”, and was conducted at IIT Delhi.

The Initiative awards funds for research projects and summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty. The projects selected concentrate on a vast range of topics related to social, political, cultural, and economic change in India.

Professor Ashutosh Varshney's latest column from the Indian Express explores religious conversions, a movement that has raised its head again in India.

Study seeks to evaluate citizenship engagement and service provision in India.

Join us for a Brown-India Seminar with Brown-India Initiative Faculty Fellows: Hilary Silver, Professor of Urban Studies and Sociology, Professor of Public Policy — The Penalty for Being Muslim | Jo Guldi, Hans Rothfels Assistant Professor of History — Participatory Maps, A Global History | Friday, December 5, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute | To be followed by the Brown-India Initiative Holiday Party at 4 p.m.

David Adler '14 awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2013, Adler was a member of the inaugural group of India Initiative Fellows.

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