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Ramachandra Guha on “Why Gandhi Matters, and Five Fault Lines in Contemporary India"

Speaker: Dr. Ramachandra Guha
Location: Raytheon Auditorium

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The Center for Emerging Markets and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are bringing Dr. Ramachandra Guha, noted Indian historian and author, to deliver the 3rd India Lecture at NU’s Center for Emerging Markets. In the first part of his talk, Guha will discuss Gandhi’s impact on India and the world, and in the second part he will discuss the five fault lines he sees in contemporary India. A light dinner will be provided between the two talks.

Dr Guha’s talk will be based on his just published book, Gandhi: The years that changed the world (1914-1948), being released in the US on Gandhi’s birthday, October, 2, 2018.

Event is free and open to the public and is made possible by an anonymous gift to CEM.

However, space is limited and pre-registration is required.


4:30-5:00 Registration

5:00-5:10 Welcome, Raj Echambadi, Dunton Family Dean, and Ravi Ramamurti, University Distinguished Professor and Director of CEM, D’Amore-McKim School of Business

5:10-5:15 Introduction of Speaker, Heather Streets-Salter, Professor and History Department Chair, College of Social Sciences and Humanities

5:15-6:30 Lecture: Why Gandhi Matters, Ramachandra Guha

6:30-7:00 Light buffet dinner

7:00-8:30 Lecture: Five fault lines of contemporary India, Ramachandra Guha

8:30-9:00 Book signing

More About Dr. Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha, a historian and biographer, has taught at Yale and Stanford, held the Arné Naess Chair at U. of Oslo, been the Indo-American Community Visiting Professor at UC-Berkeley, and served as the Philippe Roman Professor at the London School of Economics. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in the humanities by Yale University. Guha’s latest book is a companion to his earlier book, Gandhi before India. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. The New York Times referred to him as ‘perhaps the best among India’s nonfiction writers’, and Time magazine has called him ‘Indian democracy’s pre-eminent chronicler’.