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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Random House India Launches CASI’s Dalit Entrepreneur Book in Delhi

On July 19 at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi, Random House India will launch the book, Defying the Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs with authors – Devesh Kapur, CASI Director, and D. Shyam Babu and Chandra Bhan Prasad, who are both CASI research affiliates and former CASI Visiting Scholars. A panel discussion with the authors will include T. N. Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard, Rajiv Lall, Executive Chairman, IDFC, Milind Kamble, Chairman, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI), and moderated by Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President, Centre for Policy Research.

The book project was made possible by a multi-year research grant on Dalit Entrepreneurship CASI was awarded from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Understanding India’s Counterinsurgency Strategy Against the Naxal Threat

July 14, 2014

In this issue of India in Transition, Sameer Lalwani, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Political Science, MIT, and Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, George Washington University, argues that the Indian state’s strategy to counter Naxalism is likely to remain largely unchanged due to enduring incentive structures.

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New Book Released on Coalition Politics in India, Edited by UPIASI Director

E. Sridharan, Academic Director of the Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI) in New Delhi, edited Coalition Politics in India: Selected Issues at the Centre and the States, which includes a distinguished list of political scientists as contributors.

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CASI Student Programs

CASI summer intern, Kristi Littleton, was featured in the July 15, 2014 issue of Penn News Today. She is in Yamuna Nagar, working at Leap Skills Academy. [Read her Student Programs blog posts]

CASI summer interns and research students are hard at work on their summer projects and immersed in the field. Read the more from CASI research students and interns as they work on their projects, collect data and surveys, and travel to new places. Some of the latest posts include working through language barriers, confrontations with monkeys in broad daylight, observing media depictions of gender and violence, and the continued inspiration of the Taj Mahal.
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