Hanson highlights upcoming India Studies programs

Prof. Betty Hanson, director of India Studies at UConn, highlighted two upcoming programs:

Monday, October 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm (weather!)
Class of 1947 Room (Library)
Panel: “Rule of Law & Human Rights-based Policy Reforms in India: Field Based Perspectives

Jayna Kothari, Public Interest Lawyer at the Centre for Law and Policy Research.

Professor Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Visiting Professor of Indian Constitutional Law, Columbia University.

Nishith Prakash, Assistant Professor, Economics Department and Human Rights Institute, UConn.

This panel explores institutional reforms in India’s legal system and analyzes the emergence of “rights-based” policymaking in a number of key areas, including educational reform. Drawing on the work of two practicing Indian lawyers and an economist, the panel will explore overarching trends as well as specific case studies. Please join us for what promises to be a lively discussion!

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm
101 Classroom Building

“Chai Why? The Making of the Indian “National Drink”
The Radha Devi Joshi Lecture

Philip Lutgendorf, Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies, Co-Chair, South Asian Studies Program, University of Iowa and President of the American Institute of Indian Studies.

This talk focuses on the mass popularization of indigenized “chai” through changes in manufacturing, marketing, and consumption, and in eating habits, urban space, and social networks.

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