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Rahul Gandhi town hall: feature length special

The Congress President Rahul Gandhi was on a short visit to London last week. This feature length special is a report of the town hall event organised by the National Indian Students and Alumni Union, and the LSE South Asia Centre, using a selection of Salil Tripathi’s tweets and observations of the discussion.

The townhall event, like Rahul Gandhi’s […]

August 31st, 2018|Events, Featured, Politics|Comments Off on Rahul Gandhi town hall: feature length special|

Broken Ladder: Anirudh Krishna workshop report

Professor Anirudh Krishna joined academics and students at the London School of Economics in a workshop organised by LSE South Asia Centre. The workshop, examining key themes of Krishna’s latest book Broken Ladder: The Paradox and Potential of India’s One Billion, provided a platform to exchange ideas on potential solutions and strategies to address the mass poverty experienced by […]

July 27th, 2018|Development, Economy, Education, Events, Featured, Rural Areas, Urban India|Comments Off on Broken Ladder: Anirudh Krishna workshop report|
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    “People like me feel like the very idea of India is under challenge” – Yogendra Yadav

“People like me feel like the very idea of India is under challenge” – Yogendra Yadav

In this video interview with Tom Wilkinson, Yogendra Yadav addresses the changing relationship between democracy and diversity in India. As the keynote speaker at the prestigious Ralph Miliband lecture, and discussant at LSE South Asian Centre event exploring ‘The Urgency of Secularism” with Amartya Sen, the academic confronts India’s modern political transformation: that is, the growing hegemony of the […]

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    Dr Sanchita Saxena and Dr Mukulika Banerjee talk about LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit and future of Bangladesh studies

Dr Sanchita Saxena and Dr Mukulika Banerjee talk about LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit and future of Bangladesh studies

LSE South Asia Centre and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at the University of California-Berkeley jointly organised the first-ever LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 held in London on June 5, 2018. In this video interview Mahima A. Jain asks Dr Sanchita Saxena, Director of Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center and Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Director of LSE South Asia […]

June 8th, 2018|Events, Featured, History, Human Rights, Interviews, LSE, Media|Comments Off on Dr Sanchita Saxena and Dr Mukulika Banerjee talk about LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit and future of Bangladesh studies|
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    Announcing the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 in London

Announcing the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 in London

The South Asia Centre (LSE) and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies (UC Berkeley) will be co-hosting the first-ever LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE on June 5, 2018. The Summit celebrates the resilience of a nation  confronted with an array of challenges.

In recent months, Bangladesh has frequently made headlines for its substantial […]

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    “There are millions of young Indians who feel frustrated with their lives…. I really want the Indian government to take these frustrations seriously.” – Snigdha Poonam

“There are millions of young Indians who feel frustrated with their lives…. I really want the Indian government to take these frustrations seriously.” – Snigdha Poonam

LSE South Asia Centre recently invited Snigdha Poonam, journalist at Hindustan Times and author of Dreamers: How Young Indians are Changing the World, for a panel discussion entitled ‘Who are the Middle Class in South Asia?’ as part of the South Asia Summit 2018.  In conversation with Anirbaan Banerjee, she talks about aggressive Indian nationalism, the political and economic frustrations of the middle-class young Indian, women’s aspirations and a […]

May 11th, 2018|Development, Economy, Events, Featured, Interviews|Comments Off on “There are millions of young Indians who feel frustrated with their lives…. I really want the Indian government to take these frustrations seriously.” – Snigdha Poonam|
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    Repatriation, refoulement and Rohingya nationality: Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 2)

Repatriation, refoulement and Rohingya nationality: Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 2)

This is the final segment of the two-part report on “Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis: Bangladesh’s response”,  where SAC hosted Mr Md. Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary, Government of Bangladesh.  Dominique Dillabough-Lefebvre writes about issues of of repatriation, refoulement and Rohingya nationality, based on his interview with Mr Haque and his presentation. Read Part 1 here. 
During the interview, ahead of the South Asia […]

May 2nd, 2018|Development, Events, Featured, Human Rights, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Repatriation, refoulement and Rohingya nationality: Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 2)|
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    Reflections on a masterclass: Poverty, Social Welfare and Data in Sri Lanka

Reflections on a masterclass: Poverty, Social Welfare and Data in Sri Lanka

As part of the first ever Colombo Development Dialogue held in April 2018, a masterclass with Dr Rajesh Venugopal was organised by South Asia Centre, LSE in collaboration with UNDP in Sri Lanka. Amayaa Wijesinghe, of the University of Colombo, reports her experience. 
It isn’t often that you are transported to the lecture halls of one of the world’s premier universities, hearing […]

April 26th, 2018|Cities and Urban Studies, Development, Economy, Events, Featured, LSE, Rural Areas, Sustainable Development Goals, Urban India|Comments Off on Reflections on a masterclass: Poverty, Social Welfare and Data in Sri Lanka|
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    Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 1) 

Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 1) 

LSE South Asia Centre hosted  Mr Md. Shahidul Haque, Hon’ble Foreign Secretary of the Government of Bangladesh, to speak on the issue of the ‘Rohyngia Humanitarian Crisis’ on the 15 March 2018. The event took place following the second Strategic Dialogue earlier that day between the UK and Bangladesh.  Dominique Dillabough-Lefebvre writes about his interaction with Mr Haque and the event proceedings, where the foreign secretary gave an insightful, humble and compassionate […]

April 19th, 2018|Events, Featured, Human Rights, Politics, Religion, Religion, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 1) |
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    From South Asia @ LSE archives: 10 articles on Sino-South Asia relationship

From South Asia @ LSE archives: 10 articles on Sino-South Asia relationship

In the last few years, China has increased its geo-political influence in South Asia through its systematic investments in infrastructure and trade agreements in the region. From the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the proposed project of a Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM) to the 99-year lease of Sri Lanka’s port of Hambantota, China has marked its presence significantly. To encourage debate […]

March 4th, 2018|Events, Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on From South Asia @ LSE archives: 10 articles on Sino-South Asia relationship|

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