Hereditary Politics is Thriving in India, but the Real Leaders Reached the Top by Other Routes
January 27, 2014
In this issue of India in Transition, Patrick French, writer, historian, biographer, and CASI Fall 2013 Visiting Scholar, argues that hereditary Members of Parliament may be the Janissaries rather than the Sultans of the next generation of Indian politics.
CASI in the News
CASI Director Devesh Kapur co-authored along with Arvind Subramanian (Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Senior Fellow and Director of the India Initiative, Center for Global Development, and CASI IAB Member), "Taxation's Fatal Neglect?" in the January 19, 2014 issue of Business Standard.
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Upcoming CASI Events
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
CASI seminar by JONATHAN SHAININ (News Editor, TheNewYorker.com)
Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
"Growth and Citizenship in Indian Cities"
CASI seminar by PATRICK HELLER (Professor of Sociology and International Studies, Director of the Graduate Program in Development, Watson Institute at Brown University)
CASI Student Programs - Summer Internships, Research Travel Funds, and Sobti Family Fellowship Fund
Since 2007, the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) has provided funding and support to nearly 100 Penn students. We are pleased to announce the 2014 Travel Funds Competition is open and accepting applications!
CASI Summer Internships in India
CASI offers 10 week Summer Internships for current Penn undergraduate and graduate students to work with partner organizations in India focused on a range of development issues including affordable healthcare, rural health, rural development, environmental sustainability, education, minority entrepreneurship, and economic policy. Apply through Penn’s Office of International Programs International Internship Program. Watch our videos and see 2011 CASI interns speak about their experiences during their internships at Chintan and SPS. Attend a “Chai Chat” with CASI 2013 interns to learn more about the program.
Application Deadline: January 30, 2014 (11:59 p.m. EST).
CASI Summer Travel Funds
CASI offers Summer Research Travel Funds for current Penn undergraduate and graduate students to conduct independent research in India. Past Travel Funds Winners will be holding information sessions online in February.
Check on the CASI Student Programs Web site for dates and times.
Application Deadline: Monday, March 17, 2014 (11:59 p.m. EST).
Sobti Family Fellowship Fund
This year CASI is pleased to announce the first post-baccalaureate fellowship, The Sobti Family Fellowship Fund, to support a recent Penn graduate to conduct an independent research project in India.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 7, 2014 (11:59 pm EST).
Read our student blog to learn more about CASI students in the field: www.casistudentprograms.com
CASI Student Programs Web site: http://casi.sas.upenn.edu/studentprograms