Mahima A. Jain

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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 2018, 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 […]

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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 […]

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    “There is a need now for a systemic change for dealing with judicial accountability. This is a time for institutional articulation” – Dr Aditya Sondhi

“There is a need now for a systemic change for dealing with judicial accountability. This is a time for institutional articulation” – Dr Aditya Sondhi

 In February 2018 LSE South Asia Centre, in collaboration with the Department of Law, hosted Dr Adiya Sondhi to deliver a lecture on “Democracy and Defiance in the Supreme Court of India”. Edited excerpts from a Mahima A. Jain’s interview with Dr Aditya Sondhi:

Mahima Jain (MJ): Can the press conference held on 12 January 2018 by the four Senior […]

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    Announcing this weekend’s South Asia Summit: Debating topics of pan-South Asian significance

Announcing this weekend’s South Asia Summit: Debating topics of pan-South Asian significance

The LSE South Asia Centre will hold its annual summit at the Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, Clement House, on Saturday 10 March 2018. This summit is the first of its kind when issues relevant to the South Asian region will be discussed in a comparative perspective by a group of experts. Two themes will be addressed: ‘Is China South […]

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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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    In a post-Brexit deal, “India keen on freer movement of professionals – not ‘immigration'” — Y.K. Sinha

In a post-Brexit deal, “India keen on freer movement of professionals – not ‘immigration'” — Y.K. Sinha

In this interview, His Excellency Y.K. Sinha, the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, talks about India-UK Year of Culture, post-Brexit deal between the two countries and India’s diplomatic presence. Mahima A. Jain talks to the diplomat on his visit to LSE for a guided tour of the two exhibitions titled “Law and Nationhood: India at 70” and “Journey’s to Independence: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh”. 

Mahima A. Jain: India and UK recently ended the UK-India Year […]

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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, […]

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    “Humanitarian action, which should be neutral, has been tainted with the stench of regime change and reactionary politics” – Dr Timothy Nunan

“Humanitarian action, which should be neutral, has been tainted with the stench of regime change and reactionary politics” – Dr Timothy Nunan

LSE Department of International Relations and the South Asia Centre held an  interdisciplinary public roundtable discussion showcasing new research, histories, and perspectives on Afghanistan in international affairs. Dr Timothy Nunan, a scholar of international and global history and one of the speakers at the roundtable, talks to Mahima A. Jain about his research, the ‘humanitarian invasion’ in Afghanistan.

 

MJ: Why was Afghanistan seen as, in your words, “a laboratory […]

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“A new, emerging Indian security doctrine in the Indian Ocean is set to challenge the narrative and impact of China’s influence” – Rahul Roy-Chaudhury  

LSE South Asia Centre and LSE SU Pakistan Development Society recently hosted Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), for the event titled “Can Intelligence Services Do Good?”. Roy-Chaudhury talks to Mahima A. Jain on India’s foreign policy, its involvement in Afghanistan, the difference in the operational styles of R&AW and ISI, and India’s approach in the Indian Ocean region.  

MJ: It was pointed out at the event that efforts […]

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    “We have some critical national security interests, and you have to be respectful of those interests” – General Haq

“We have some critical national security interests, and you have to be respectful of those interests” – General Haq

LSE South Asia Centre and LSE SU Pakistan Development Society recently hosted Ehsan Ul Haq, retired four-star general of the Pakistan Army, for the event titled “Can Intelligence Services Do Good?”. General Haq briefly spoke to Mahima A. Jain after the event. Edited excerpts:

Mahima A. Jain (MJ): “For its part, Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence, and […]

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