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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CASI in the News

Defying the Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs, co-authored by Devesh Kapur (CASI Director) and D. Shyam Babu and Chandra Bhan Prasad (CASI research affiliates and former CASI Visiting Scholars), continues to receive international media coverage following its July 2014 release by Random House India. The book project was made possible by a multi-year research grant on Dalit Entrepreneurship CASI was awarded from the John Templeton Foundation.

"Adam Smith vs Manu: Look Who's Winning," SA Aiyer, Op-Ed, Times of India Blog, August 24, 2014

"Why Madhusudan Refused to Play it Safe," Defying the Odds excerpt, Yahoo India, August 22, 2014 (Number one viewed story on Yahoo India on day of publication)

"Review: Defying the Odds - The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs," Amy Kazmin. Financial Times. August 13, 2014

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Additionally, on August 13, 2014, Professor Kapur published "Government Has Expanded Massively, But So Must its Power to Deliver the Goods" in the August 13, 2014 issue of The Economic Times.


Rethinking Undergraduate Education in the IITs

Anurag Mehra
August 25, 2014

In this issue of India in Transition, Anurag Mehra, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, and Summer 2014 CASI Visiting Scholar, examines how undergraduate education in the IITs is being reshaped to an unprecedented degree by the coaching phenomenon and the job placement scenario.

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CASI Student Programs

CASI research travel funds winner, Sascha Hughes-Caley (grad student at Penn's School of Design) was featured in the August 22, 2014 issue of Penn News Today.

All CASI summer travel funds winners have returned from India. Read all about their final reflections and travels on the Student Programs blog: www.casistudentprograms.com.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"Purloined by Lawyers: Lawyers, Experts, and the Battle for the Indian Constitution"

CASI seminar by SANDIPTO DASGUPTA (Lecturer in Social Studies, Harvard University)

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