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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, June 24, 2024

The Evolution of India’s Social Welfare Regime and Future Challenges

Andaleeb Rahman
June 24, 2024

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Andaleeb Rahman (Tata-Cornell Institute) provides a historical evolution of India’s social welfare policies and ruminates on its future challenges.

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From April-May, as millions of Indians set out to vote, India in Transition brought you CASI Election Conversations 2024, an interview series featuring IiT Consulting Editor & CASI Spring 2024 Visiting Fellow Rohan Venkat speaking with renowned scholars, reflecting on the factors and dimensions of politics, political economy, and democracy that would define India’s 2024 election.

Read the FULL 8-part series:

Louise Tillin on How Indian Federalism Has Evolved Under the BJP
April 8, 2024

Yamini Aiyar on the BJP’s “Techno-Patrimonial” Welfare Model
April 15, 2024

Rachel Brulé on the Promise and Pitfalls of Gender Quotas in Indian Politics
April 22, 2024

Pavithra Suryanarayan on the BJP, “Social Status,” and Anti-Redistributive Politics
April 29, 2024

Francesca R. Jensenius on Misconceptions About the Indian Voter
May 6, 2024

Sumitra Badrinathan on the Need to Study Misinformation in India
May 13, 2024

Neelanjan Sircar on the Roots of Political and Economic Centralization in India
May 20, 2024

Milan Vaishnav on “Vote-Buying,” Caste Politics, and Debunking Assumptions about Indian Democracy
May 27, 2024

Application Deadline Approaching (June 30) for UPIASI 2024-25 Garware Fellowships

The Garware Technical Fibres Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship, based in UPIASI’s New Delhi office, offers young scholars with recently completed Ph.Ds, an opportunity to pursue independent research projects on topics of contemporary India. In addition, research fellows will benefit from access to top-tier resources such as Penn’s e-library, a dedicated research fund, and an opportunity to be a part of our vast scholarly network to support their research. Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

CASI Student Programs

Congratulations to CASI's 2024 Summer Interns and Summer Research Grant recipients! Read about their ongoing experiences on the CASI Student Programs Blog!

All Sobti Fellowship Applications Now CLOSED—2024-25 Fellows will be announced soon!

Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Juni Bahuguna (Assistant Director, Student & Visitor Programs) at junib@sas.upenn.edu

Upcoming Events

The Fall 2024 events program will be announced later this summer.

CASI 2023 Data Seminar Series Videos Available

View the full videos of all 12 seminars in the CASI 2023 Data Seminar Series—hosted by CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar Rukmini S. (Independent Data Journalist; Founder of Data For India).

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