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    “I don’t believe that Hindutva is Hinduism” – Dr Shashi Tharoor

“I don’t believe that Hindutva is Hinduism” – Dr Shashi Tharoor

Dr Shashi Tharoor was recently in the UK to promote his new book  Why I am a Hindu. With a general election coming up in India, the battle between Tharoor’s Congress Party and the current government, the Bharatiya Janata Party, provides an interesting backdrop for the release of Tharoor’s new book. Anishka Gheewala Lohiya had the opportunity to talk to Dr […]

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    Social media: awakening, liberating and empowering the Pakistani voters

Social media: awakening, liberating and empowering the Pakistani voters

There are numerous video stories of disgruntled constituents facing off with politicians going viral on social media. With the rise of social media in particular and the electronic media in general, the culture of interaction between politicians and the general public has changed dramatically in recent years writes Khalid Jarral.

In the run-up to the general elections in Pakistan social media continues […]

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    “The mixture of Islam as a state religion adjoining secularism is not healthy.” – Sara Hossain 

“The mixture of Islam as a state religion adjoining secularism is not healthy.” – Sara Hossain 

On the sidelines of the LSE-Berkeley Bangladesh Summit held at LSE in June 2015, Mahima A. Jain interviewed to Bangladeshi lawyer Sara Hossain, who was a panellist discussing “Civil Society and the State”.

In this interview, Sara Hossain discusses the problems that Bangladesh faces in an attempt to balance secularism with Islam highlighting the validity and space that the government gives to views of extremist groups. “What […]

The Rise of BJP’s ‘Overseas Friends’

The Indian right’s global political network is dominating the Indian diaspora in the west, writes Mriganka Mukhopadhyay who claims that cultural events are becoming increasingly politicised.  

In May this year, a concert was organised in Amsterdam on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary. The event was organised by a Surinamese family of Indian descent and showcased some brilliant performances by Bengali […]

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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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    Introducing “Striking Women: Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet” (Part 1)

Introducing “Striking Women: Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet” (Part 1)

In Part 1 of this feature essay, Sundari Anitha and Ruth Pearson introduce their new book, Striking Women: Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet, which focuses on two industrial disputes in the UK: the famous Grunwick strike (1976-78) and the Gate Gourmet dispute of 2005. The book gives a voice to the women involved in the strikes and explores […]

June 14th, 2018|Book Reviews, Featured, Gender, Politics|Comments Off on Introducing “Striking Women: Struggles and Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet” (Part 1)|
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    Has the west been won? Understanding the legal and political implications of the FATA-KPK merger

Has the west been won? Understanding the legal and political implications of the FATA-KPK merger

The President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, recently signed the 31st Constitutional Amendment Bill into law, giving a green light to the merger between Pakistan’s Federal Administered Tribal Area (FATA) and its Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK). Whilst this has been hailed as a democratic victory, Amber Darr examines the complex legal and political implications of this enactment. 

On 31st May 2018, the President of […]

June 11th, 2018|Featured, History, Law, Politics, Religion, Rural Areas, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Has the west been won? Understanding the legal and political implications of the FATA-KPK merger|
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    The limits of HDI: imagining a more inclusive measure for development in India

The limits of HDI: imagining a more inclusive measure for development in India

According to the Human Development Index (HDI), India fell one place on the list of country rankings. Emma Smith writes that the HDI falls short in measuring development, and why India might be doing better (or worse) than we think.

India saw rapid 7.1 per cent growth in GDP in 2016 alone. Yet as An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions notes, “The high achievement story…conflicts somewhat with […]

June 7th, 2018|Development, Featured, Health, Human Rights, Politics, Sustainable Development Goals|Comments Off on The limits of HDI: imagining a more inclusive measure for development in India|
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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-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 generosity […]

From our archives: top articles on Amartya Sen

Ahead of the South Asia Centre events to be held in June 2018, here’s a look at some articles on and interviews with Amartya Sen from South Asia @ LSE archives.
LSE SAC will host Amartya Sen for three events: on June 6 he will be in conversation with Yogendra Yadav, in an event chaired by LSE Director Minouche Shafiq, for “The Urgency […]

May 26th, 2018|Economy, Featured, History, Politics, Religion|Comments Off on From our archives: top articles on Amartya Sen|

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