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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Indian Agriculture—if COVID-19 Hadn’t Happened

Harish Damodaran
June 22, 2020

In the latest issue of India in Transition's Special COVID-19 Series, Harish Damodaran, National Rural Affairs and Agriculture Editor, The Indian Express, and CASI 2008 Visiting Scholar, discusses how the pandemic has thrown cold water on an incipient farm sector recovery.

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Read the rest of IiT's ongoing COVID-19 series:

How Can India Soften the Blow from Remittance Dip?
Rupakjyoti Borah, June 15, 2020

How Solidarity is Controlling Contagion in Kerala
Prerna Singh, June 8, 2020

A Pandemic that Stokes Religious Hatred
Apoorvanand, June 1, 2020

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*Interested in writing for IiT? Now open for submissions*

Video of CASI Webinar: An Update on India and the Coronavirus

On June 22, 2020, CASI hosted a webinar—a conversation with Dr. K. Srinath Reddy (President, Public Health Foundation of India) and Devesh Kapur (Starr Foundation Professor of South Asian Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; CASI Senior Fellow & former CASI Director, 2006-18), and moderated by Marshall M. Bouton (CASI Acting Director & Visiting Scholar) on "An Update on India and the Coronavirus."

Latest CASI Podcast Episode

Hosted by Gautam Nair (CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow). As part of the Virtual 2020 Seminar Series, Rina Agarwala (Associate Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University) discusses her recent CASI seminar on "Managing Migrants: Class and Emigration from India."

Listen to CASI's podcast series on iTunes and SoundCloud.

CASI Student Programs

Congratulations to the 2020-21 Sobti Family Fellows, Apurva Bamezai & Sumitra Badrinathan!

Apurva Bamezai joins CASI from Delhi, India, and is currently entering her second year as a doctoral student in the Political Science Department of Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences. Her research interests include comparative politics and the political economy of development in modern India, broadly pertaining to questions of state capacity and the role of identity in public provision of goods and services in developing countries.

Sumitra Badrinathan joins CASI from Mumbai, India, and is currently entering her fifth year as a doctoral student in the Political Science Department of Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences. Her research interests include the study of misinformation, effects on media, and comparative politics with a regional focus on modern India.

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