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Walking for Democracy: A History in Three Moments

in partnership with the South Asia Center, Dept. of South Asia Studies, and Dept. of History

Shruti Kapila
Professor of History and Politics, University of Cambridge
Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 12:00
A Virtual CASI Seminar via Zoom

(English captions & Hindi subtitles available)

About the Speaker:
Shruti Kapila is a Professor of History and Politics at the University of Cambridge. She is also a Fellow and Director of Studies at Corpus Christi College and Co-Director of the Global Humanities Initiative at Cambridge. She works on modern and contemporary India (c.1770 to the present) and global political thought. Her book, Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age (Princeton, 2021) focuses on twentieth-century political thought and theory and the Indian rewriting of modern political languages, notably sovereignty, democracy, violence, and republicanism. Her new research focuses on Indian democracy and its constitution, conservatism, and global antiimperialism. She is a well-known commentator on forums as varied as the BBC, Financial Times, and Al Jazeera, and writes a fortnightly column for The Print.

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