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Since its founding in 1992, the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) has continued to uphold Penn's global reputation as a leading center of research in South Asian studies. The goals of the Center are threefold. The first goal is to engage in policy-relevant research focused on the challenges facing contemporary India. The second goal is to nurture students' interest in contemporary India through internships at the Center and interactions with visiting scholars who are in residence at CASI, as well as by providing them with opportunities to work and conduct research in India. And third, the Center aims to act as a public forum on contemporary India by hosting seminars, workshops and conferences year-round, and through our online publication, India in Transition, which provides scholars around the world a medium to exchange ideas about contemporary India. 

Devesh Kapur

Director, Madan Lal Sobti Professor for the Study of Contemporary India

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Our online publication, India in Transition (IiT), allows scholars from all over the world the opportunity to exchange various analyses and innovative ideas about India's current status and growth. A complete archive of issues is maintained here. In addition to appearing on CASI's website, all IiT articles are published in The Hindu: Business Line. Past issues have appeared in the op-ed...
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