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Review of Indian Union Budget 2018 (part 2)

In the second of his two part analysis, Professor Maitreesh Ghatak continues to explore the economic challenges and opportunities facing India following the recent release of the budget.

Narendra Modi was elected with a mandate of ushering in a new era of economic prosperity. His slogan of sabke saath sabka vikaas clearly captured the aspirations of a growing country in 2014, […]

February 14th, 2018|Development, Economy, Featured, LSE, Rural Areas, Sustainable Development Goals, Urban India|Comments Off on Review of Indian Union Budget 2018 (part 2)|
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    Law, nationhood and the Constitution of India as a work of art

Law, nationhood and the Constitution of India as a work of art

As India celebrates its 68th Republic Day, in this photo essay Mahima A. Jain showcases the highlights of LSE South Asia Centre’s exhibition ‘Law and Nationhood: India at 70’ curated by Dr Nilanjan Sarkar and Dr Charlotte de Mille, and the story of the hand-written and illustrated Constitution of India.

In November 2017, snippets from the lives of four figures from India’s freedom struggle, their legal training and their time spent in London were displayed alongside a copy of […]

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    Youth, democracy and dialogue are the keys to the future of Pakistan

Youth, democracy and dialogue are the keys to the future of Pakistan

In its second year, the Future of Pakistan Conference was co-organised by LSESU Pakistan Development Society, LSE South Asia Centre and LSE Pakistan Society at the Shaw Library, LSE. The conference had panel discussions on politics, economy and foreign policy, with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi delivering the keynote address at LSE. Mahima A. Jain reports.

On 4 November 2017, […]

November 10th, 2017|Economy, Education, Environment, Events, Featured, LSE, Media, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy, Sustainable Development Goals, Technology|Comments Off on Youth, democracy and dialogue are the keys to the future of Pakistan|
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    How safe are EU-designated “safe areas” in Afghanistan for returning asylum seekers?

How safe are EU-designated “safe areas” in Afghanistan for returning asylum seekers?

Last year, the EU signed a deal with the Afghan government to start deporting failed asylum seekers back to “safe areas” in Afghanistan. But Sayed Jalal Shajjan asks, how safe are the “safe areas”? In recent months the security situation has deteriorated, and it is unlikely that Donald Trump’s Afghan policy will do much to improve this in the […]

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    Marriage, love, caste and kinship support: Lived experiences of the urban poor in India

Marriage, love, caste and kinship support: Lived experiences of the urban poor in India

Following the publication of a new revised edition of her book Marriage, Love, Caste and Kinship Support Shalini Grover discusses her study of conjugal relationships and love among New Delhi’s urban poor. She highlights how the research challenges common stereotypes relating to marriage and local arbitration, and how the new edition engages with debates around how India’s modernising impulses […]

August 21st, 2017|Featured, Gender, Law, LSE|Comments Off on Marriage, love, caste and kinship support: Lived experiences of the urban poor in India|
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    The disqualification of Pakistan’s Prime Minister is a positive step for democracy

The disqualification of Pakistan’s Prime Minister is a positive step for democracy

It has been more than a week since Nawaz Sharif stepped down as Prime Minister but the national and international debates over the political consequences continue to rage. Here, Hamza Siddiq challenges the view that the Supreme Court’s decision is a blow to Pakistan’s fragile democracy, arguing that it is in fact a milestone in the popular campaign for […]

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    India’s choice: The United States and the end of non-alignment

India’s choice: The United States and the end of non-alignment

Earlier this month, an article on The Diplomat suggested that India is confronted with the choice of siding with either China or the US, or to uphold a strategy of non-alignment in the 21st century’s new Cold War. Here, Pieter-Jan Dockx argues that India has already chosen its preferred strategy. Current events such as the increased tension between Delhi […]

Book Review: Prison Narratives by Akhtar Baloch

Prison Narratives is a translation of a diary by Akhtar Baloch, an 18-year-old female Sindhi activist. Asad Abbasi finds the core of the book, which documents the period in 1970 when Baloch was imprisoned for leading a protest, to be insightful, imaginative and full of interesting characters, yet finds the contextualising additions to be deeply partisan. Nevertheless, he writes […]

July 28th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, Gender, History, LSE, Society and Culture|Comments Off on Book Review: Prison Narratives by Akhtar Baloch|
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    Book Review: Modi’s World: Expanding India’s Sphere of Influence by C. Raja Mohan

Book Review: Modi’s World: Expanding India’s Sphere of Influence by C. Raja Mohan

Modi’s World, a collection of newspaper articles by veteran journalist C. Raja Mohan, traces how Modi’s foreign policy has compared with that of his predecessor and how it evolved during his first nine months in power. Raj Verma finds the book an easy read with great journalistic flair, but notes that this does come at the price of academic […]

July 21st, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, LSE, Media, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Book Review: Modi’s World: Expanding India’s Sphere of Influence by C. Raja Mohan|
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    Despite security challenges, Afghanistan’s education system has come a long way

Despite security challenges, Afghanistan’s education system has come a long way

On 10 July 2017, the LSE’s Department of International Development hosted an event on The Role of Higher Education in Ensuring Afghanistan’s Prosperous Future. The participants included Dr Kenneth Holland, President at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF); Dr Said Tayeb Jawad, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the UK; and award winning anchor and correspondent Yalda Hakim. Here, the co-chair […]

July 17th, 2017|Education, Events, Featured, LSE, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Despite security challenges, Afghanistan’s education system has come a long way|

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