The Bhattacharya Lectureship on the Future of India will enhance UC Berkeley’s impressive strengths in contemporary South Asia Studies by making an impact on the way India is perceived and understood in the United States. This is a moment of profound importance in India as it stands at the cusp of two worlds – a democratic and modern world on the one hand and a backward-‐looking, neo-‐traditional world on the other. The annual lectureship will create a forum where prominent figures not only from the global academic community, but also from the world beyond academia, including journalists, artists, leaders of civil society, and business leaders, will share their ideas about where India is going economically, socially and politically, with Berkeley and the larger community.
Our inaugural lecture will take place in 2017. Please check back for details.