India and its Democracy
"India and its Democracy"
with Rajeev Bhargava (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, India)
This is a recording of the lecture "India and its Democracy" that was held May 13th, 2014 at the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Berlin.
About Rajeev Bhargava:
Rajeev Bhargava was until recently Director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS). He is currently a Professor at the centre and the director of its newly launched Institute of Indian Thought. He has been a Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1980-2005), and between 2001 and 2005 Head of Department of Political Science at the University of Delhi. Rajeev Bhargava did his BA in economics at the University of Delhi, and his MPhil and DPhil at Oxford University. He is a Honorary Fellow, Balliol college Oxford and Professorial Fel¬low at the Institute of social justice, ACU, Sydney. He has also been a Fellow at Harvard Univer¬sity, University of Bristol, Institute of Advanced Studies, Jerusalem, Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin, and the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. He has also been a Distinguished Resident Scholar, Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University, and the Asia Chair at Sciences Po, Paris. Bhargava has held visiting professorships at several universities.
Bhargava’s publications include Individualism in Social Science (1992), What is Political Theory and Why Do We Need It? (2010), and The Promise of India’s Secular Democ-racy (2010). His edited works are Secularism and Its Critics (1998) and Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution (2008). His work on secularism and methodological individualism is internationally acclaimed. He has contributed to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philoso-phy and the Oxford Handbook of Political Theory. Bhargava is on the advisory board of sev-eral national and international institutions, and was a consultant for the UNDP report on cul-tural liberty.
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